Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2014/04~2017/03
Research Topic Lethal Appetites: Media, Connectivity and Consumption in the Age of Discreet War
Research Type Individual Research
Research Division KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
KAKENHI Grant No. 26590104
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person MANTELLO Peter A
Details This project examined the inter-subjective relationship between war and media. The research lead to a deep understanding of the various political-economic practices, techniques and process that lead to the administration of Discreet War. I accomplished this by focusing on the various ways conflict is transformed into a mediated process which in turn, incites a contradictory process of greater opacity in power while a need to create higher degrees of transparency in private life. As such this research project addressed the increasing propensity of opacity in Western media coverage political violence that takes place Western nation states. This phenomenon, I discovered has led to an increasing erosion of the distinction/line between notions of public space and private space. Thus, my field research was in essence an exploration the porous institutional boundaries between social media, data mining and national security.