JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Shock and awe: the aesthetics of war and its confrontations with reality

Jyotsna Kapur

Jyotsna Kapur is cross-appointed with the departments of Cinema & Photography and Sociology, Southern Illinois University (http://cp.siu.edu/). She is the author of Coining for Capital: Movies, Marketing, and the Transformation of Childhood in Late Capitalism (Rutgers University Press, 2005); a study which relates  the widespread “growing up” of children in contemporary U.S. cinema to capitalist expansion, the invention of children as consumers and withdrawals of social benefits from children and families. Her research and teaching interests are documentary and ethnographic film, the Japanese and German New Wave, Indian cinema, postmodernity and globalization of media industry, and critical theory based on Marxism, socialist-feminism, and race.