By Allen Meek

This ebook offers an historic 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 during the last a hundred and fifty years are embedded in organic conceptions of existence and dying, infection and immunity, race and species. Mediated disaster is usually understood this present day when it comes to collective reminiscence and based on healing or redemptive money owed of trauma. unlike those methods this e-book emphasizes using media to checklist, archive and research actual visual appeal and circulate; to seize viewer awareness via surprise; to watch and keep watch over our bodies in economies of creation and intake; to enmesh social family members in info networks; and situate matters in discourses of victimhood, immunity, survival and resilience. Chapters are excited by historic case experiences of early images, Nazi propaganda, colonial stereotypes, Hiroshima, the Holocaust, the chilly warfare and the struggle on terror.

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