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By Meek, Allen
This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics and explains how responses to catastrophe in both media and cultural criticism over the past 150 years are embedded in biological conceptions of life and death, health and ...illness, and human and non-human species.Read more
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Offering the first comprehensive account of trauma as a critical concept in the study of modern visual media, this book looks at how the psychoanalytic theory of trauma was adapted by the cultural critics Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, & Slavoj ...Zizek.Read more
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Considers how the concept of trauma has informed critical theories of visual media from the 1930s to the present.
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