Chapter 1 AcknowledgmentsChapter 2 IntroductionChapter 3 Chapter One - The Price of War: The Costs of the Military Industrial ComplexChapter 4 Chapter Two - The Call to Arms: Popaganda Persuades the Public to go to WarChapter 5 Chapter Three - Toying with War: Conscripting Children through War GamesChapter 6 Chapter Four - War Fever: Hollywood Mobilizes Support for the War on TerrorChapter 7 Chapter Five - The War Must Go On: How Pop Culture Legitimates the Sacrifices of WarChapter 8 Chapter Six - Warrior Nation: When War Becomes a Consumer LifestyleChapter 9 Chapter Seven - 'We Support Your War of Terror': Resisting Militarism through SatireChapter 10 Chapter Eight - Waging Peace: Culture Jammers Take Resistance to the StreetsChapter 11 ConclusionChapter 12 BibliographyChapter 13 Index
Pop Culture Goes to War, by Geoff Martin and Erin Steuter, explores the persistence of militarism in American popular culture in the war on terror, from 9/11 to the present day. The authors detail the role of Hollywood and the entertainment industries in rallying both the troops and the public for war and show how toys, video games, music, and television support contemporary militarism. At the same time that popular culture is enlisting support for militarism, it is also serving as a major source of resistance to the war on terror through the traditional mediums of music and movies, and increasingly through the humor and insight of anti-war artists who are jamming the culture of militarism. The satire of The Daily Show, The Simpsons, and South Park are further examples of so-called culture jamming. This book is for readers who question the persistence of a warrior culture and offers new insights into the perpetuation of militaristic values throughout American culture.