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By Allen Meek

This ebook provides an old account of media and disaster that engages with theories of biopolitics within the paintings of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to disaster in media and cultural feedback over the last a hundred and fifty years are embedded in organic conceptions of lifestyles and loss of life, infection and immunity, race and species. Mediated disaster is usually understood this present day when it comes to collective reminiscence and in response to healing or redemptive debts of trauma. not like those ways this publication emphasizes using media to list, archive and learn actual visual appeal and move; to trap viewer consciousness via surprise; to observe and keep watch over our bodies in economies of creation and intake; to enmesh social kin in info networks; and situate matters in discourses of victimhood, immunity, survival and resilience. Chapters are all for old case experiences of early images, Nazi propaganda, colonial stereotypes, Hiroshima, the Holocaust, the chilly struggle and the struggle on terror.

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