My masters project deals with the war on terror and visual culture. More specifically this involves a textual analysis of media from the 2003 invasion of Iraq - especially positioning it in opposition to the risk-averse policies of the 1990s interventions (Desert Storm, Somalia, Yugoslavia etc.).
More generally there's a lot of theory involved in my work re: the Western response to the trauma and symbolic challenge of 9/11. My work doesn't involve any ethnographic method (focus groups or interviews etc.) but seeing as I'm in New Zealand and don't have many American colleagues or friends to just shoot the shit with on this I thought I'd post here.
Simple really. What movies, TV series or other visual artifacts and motifs do you associate with the invasion of Iraq, the later insurgency or the greater WoT? Any thoughts or questions are welcome!