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Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life
  

Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Meek, Allen

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This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in media and cultural criticism over the ...past 150 years are embedded in biological conceptions of life and death, contamination and immunity, race and species. Mediated catastrophe is often understood today in terms of collective memory and according to therapeutic or redemptive accounts of trauma. In contrast to these approaches this book emphasizes the use of media to record, archive and analyze physical appearance and movement; to capture viewer attention through shock; to monitor and control bodies in economies of production and consumption; to enmesh social relations in information networks; and situate subjects in discourses of victimhood, immunity, survival and resilience. Chapters are focused on historical case studies of early photography, Nazi propaganda, colonial stereotypes, Hiroshima, the Holocaust, the Cold War and the war on terror.
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ISBN 9781138597938
Released NZ 30 Apr 2018
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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ISBN-13 9781138597938
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 30 Apr 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Meek, Allen
Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Category Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Social & Political Philosophy
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 166
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 302.23
Weight 249g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Psychic trauma and mass media, Mass media - Psychological aspects, Biopolitics
NBS Text Communication & Media
ONIX Text College/higher education

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