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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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The Time of Catastrophe: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Age of Catastrophe (eBook)

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Edited by: Dr. Andrew Poe, Christopher Dole, Dr. Robert; Hayashi

ISBN13: 9781317013860
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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If catastrophes are, by definition, exceptional events of such magnitude that worlds and lives are dramatically overturned, the question of timing would pose a seemingly straightforward, if not redundant question. The Time of Catastrophe demonstrates the analytic productiveness of this question, arguing that there is much to be gained by interrogating the temporal conceits of conventional understandings of catastrophe and the catastrophic.

Bringing together a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars, the book develops a critical language for examining 'catastrophic time', recognizing the central importance of, and offering a set of frameworks for, examining the alluring and elusive qualities of catastrophe. Framed around the ideas of Agamben, Kant and Benjamin, and drawing on philosophy, history, law, political science, anthropology and the arts, this volume seeks to demonstrate how the question of 'catastrophic time' is in fact a question about something much more than the frequency of disasters in our so-called 'Age of Catastrophe'.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence, eBooks
Contents:
When is catastrophe? An introduction: Christopher Dole, Robert Hayashi, Andrew Poe, Austin Sarat and Boris Wolfson
Catastrophe's apocalypse, Joseph Masco
Law and community in Fritz Lang's M, BBC's Luther: permanent catastrophe?, Elizabeth Stewart
Photographs of catastrophe and the representation of vulnerable humanity, Carolyn J. Dean
Catastrophe and human order: from political theology to political physiology, David W. Bates
Disaster, ruin, and permanent catastrophe, Lewis R. Gordon
Index.