Representing the Experience of War and Atrocity

Interdisciplinary Explorations in Visual Criminology

  • Ronnie Lippens
  • Emma Murray

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)

About this book


This book explores how the experience of war and related atrocities tend to be visually expressed, and how such articulations and representations are circulated and consumed. Each chapter of this volume examines how an image can contribute to a richer understanding of the experience of war and atrocity, and thus contributes to the burgeoning field of the Criminology of War. Topics include the destruction of war in oppositional cultural forms - comparing the Nazi period with the ISIS destruction of Palmyra - and the visual aesthetics of violence deployed by Jihadi terrorism. The contributors are a multi-disciplinary team drawn mainly from criminology, but also sociology, international relations, gender studies, English and the visual arts. This book will advance this field in new directions with refreshing, original work. 


visual criminology criminology of war crimes against humanity armed conflict victims victims of war artivism veterans conflict violence terrorism museum studies international relations cultural criminology art history and war crime and media memorialisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronnie Lippens
    • 1
  • Emma Murray
    • 2
  1. 1.Keele University KeeleUK
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores University LiverpoolUK

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