Miami University US Militarism in Asia Short Essay
Select an audio, visual, or audio/visual text (a scene from a film, photograph, an advertisement, music video) that depicts the US militarism in Asia. Critically investigate the following:
1. What kinds of memories are at play?
2. What memories are “at stake”? And how?
3. What inconsistencies do you see between the artistic rendition and historical archived event depicted in the text?
4. Does the text decenter or unsettle popular memories of the particular event?
Write 800-1000 words. Provide specific examples from the text. Cite scholarly sources wherever appropriate in line with the MLA conventions. The word count excludes the works-cited section.