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Devil's Rope: A Cultural History of Barbed Wire


Barbed wire cuts across more than just property, war and politics. This most vicious tool of control has played a critical role in the modern experience, be it territorial expansion or the settlement of local and international conflicts. However, it has other histories: those constructed through image and text in the arts, media and popular culture. These representations - in painting, photography, poetry, personal memoirs, cartoons, novels, advertisements and film - have never before been critically examined. In this book, ...

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Devil's Rope: A Cultural History of Barbed Wire
2004, Reaktion Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861891440

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