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Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life

Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life
   

This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in both media and cultu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138887060
Barcode 9781138887060
Published 2 December 2015 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Meek, Allen
Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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ISBN-13 9781138887060
ISBN-10 1138887064
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 2 December 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Meek, Allen
Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Category Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Social & Political Philosophy
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 166
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Psychic trauma and mass media, Mass media - Psychological aspects, Biopolitics
NBS Text Communication & Media
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 302.23
Catalogue Code 649453

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This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It 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. Mediated violence and destruction are often understood today in terms of the transmission of collective memory and according to therapeutic or redemptive accounts of cultural trauma. In contrast to these approaches this book emphasizes the use of media to capture viewer attention through shock, monitor and control bodies in economies of production and consumption, enmesh social relations in information networks, and situate subjects in discourses of victimhood, immunity, survival, and resilience.

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Author's Bio

Allen Meek is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University, New Zealand. He is the author of Trauma and Media (Routledge 2010). He has recent chapters on trauma, catastrophe and biopolitics in The Fourth Eye: Maori Media in Aotearoa (2013) and Film on the Fault Line (2015).

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