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Trauma and Media: Theories, Histories, and Images
 

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By Meek, Allen

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This book provides the first comprehensive account of trauma as a critical concept in the study of modern visual media, from Freud to the present day, explaining how contemporary trauma studies emerged from research on Holocaust representation in which the audiovisual testimony o...f survivors was posed as an authentic alternative to popular television and film dramatizations. It argues that the media coverage of 9/11 and the subsequent 'war on terror,' however, has revealed how the formation of communities of witness and commemoration around 'traumatic events' can perpetuate violence and inequality. The book explains how Benjamin, Adorno and Barthes, drawing from psychoanalysis, analyzed the roles of fantasy, ideology and collective identification in mass media, and began to understand trauma as an authentic experience of modernity. It proposes that the insights of these earlier theorists, along with more recent arguments by Derrida, Agamben and Zizek, continue to provide important perspectives on today's politics of mediated shock and terror.
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ISBN 9781138774872
Released NZ 27 Mar 2014
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 9781138774872
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 27 Mar 2014
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 Cultural Studies
Philosophy
Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytical Theory
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 302.23
Weight 318g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress PHILOSOPHY / Criticism, Psychic trauma and mass media, Collective memory, Mass media - Psychological aspects, PHOTOGRAPHY / Criticism
NBS Text Psychology: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education

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