Consuming Catastrophe

In Consuming Catastrophe, Timothy Recuber presents a unique and provocative look at how these four very different disasters took a similar path through public consciousness.

Consuming Catastrophe

Author: Timothy Recuber

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439913697

Page: 212

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Horrified, saddened, and angered: That was the American people’s reaction to the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the 2008 financial crisis. In Consuming Catastrophe, Timothy Recuber presents a unique and provocative look at how these four very different disasters took a similar path through public consciousness. He explores the myriad ways we engage with and negotiate our feelings about disasters and tragedies—from omnipresent media broadcasts to relief fund efforts and promises to “Never Forget.” Recuber explains how a specific and “real” kind of emotional connection to the victims becomes a crucial element in the creation, use, and consumption of mass mediation of disasters. He links this to the concept of “empathetic hedonism,” or the desire to understand or feel the suffering of others. The ineffability of disasters makes them a spectacular and emotional force in contemporary American culture. Consuming Catastrophe provides a lively analysis of the themes and meanings of tragedy and the emotions it engenders in the representation, mediation and consumption of disasters.

The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises

... to our attention in which cultural imagining and representation seem a
necessity, because other modes of recounting the events capitulate when faced
with traumatic events, the essays in this section, Desiring and Consuming
Catastrophes, ...

The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises

Author: Carsten Meiner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311028295X

Page: 330

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Catastrophes and crises are exceptions. They are disruptions of order. In various ways and to different degrees, they change and subvert what we regard as normal. They may occur on a personal level in the form of traumatic or stressful situations, on a social level in the form of unstable political, financial or religious situations, or on a global level in the form of environmental states of emergency. The main assumption in this book is that, in contrast to the directness of any given catastrophe and its obvious physical, economical and psychological consequences our understanding of catastrophes and crises is shaped by our cultural imagination. No matter in which eruptive and traumatizing form we encounter them, our collective repertoire of symbolic forms, historical sensibilities, modes of representation, and patterns of imagination determine how we identify, analyze and deal with catastrophes and crises.This book presents a series of articles investigating how we address and interpret catastrophes and crises in film, literature, art and theory, ranging from Voltaire’s eighteenth-century Europe, haunted by revolutions and earthquakes, to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to the bleak, prophetic landscapes of Cormac McCarthy.

Illuminating Social Life

Disaster tourism reconstructs otherwise mundane and ordinary neighborhoods
as tourist spectacles and consumable tragedies. Indeed, the tourist is the
archetype of postmodern society in which new forms of consumption proliferate
and ...

Illuminating Social Life

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483310795

Page: 440

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The sixth edition of Peter Kivisto's popular anthology, Illuminating Social Life, continues to demonstrate to students how social theories can help them make sense of the swirling events and perplexing phenomena that they encounter in their daily lives. A perfect complement for sociological theory courses, this updated edition includes 13 original essays by leading scholars in the field that help students better understand and appreciate the relevance of social theory. Once again, Peter Kivisto's collection illuminates the connection between sociological theory and the realities that students are faced with every day —from the Internet, alcohol use, and body building to shopping malls, the working world, and fast-food restaurants

The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption

From this limited , asocial , non - ethical interpretation of consumption , all
consumption patterns and consequences are natural ... But eventually the
collective outcome from over - consuming is catastrophe for the population or the
species .

The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Page: 402

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Providing a coherent synthesis of key contributions to the literature on consumption and sustainability, this work comprises a substantive collection of selected papers and extracts from books, journals and institutional publications.

Consuming Katrina

Public Disaster and Personal Narrative Kate Parker Horigan. and remembered,
are those that confirm the expectations of a broad national audience: books like
Zeitoun and A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge, documentaries like Trouble the
 ...

Consuming Katrina

Author: Kate Parker Horigan

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496817915

Page: 144

View: 873

When and under what circumstances are disaster survivors able to speak for themselves in the public arena? In Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative, author Kate Parker Horigan shows how the public understands and remembers large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina, outlining which stories are remembered and why, as well as the impact on public memory and the survivors themselves. Horigan discusses unique contexts in which personal narratives about the storm are shared, including interviews with survivors, Dave Eggers's Zeitoun, Josh Neufeld's A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, and public commemoration during Hurricane Katrina's tenth anniversary in New Orleans. In each case, survivors initially present themselves in specific ways, counteracting negative stereotypes that characterize their communities. However, when adapted for public presentation, their stories get reduced back to those stereotypes. As a result, people affected by Katrina continue to be seen in limited terms, as either undeserving or incapable of managing recovery. This project is rooted in Horigan's experiences living in New Orleans before and after Katrina, but it is also a case study illustrating an ongoing problem and an innovative solution: survivors' stories should be shared in a way that includes their own engagement with the processes of narrative production, circulation, and reception. When survivors are seen as agents in their own stories, they will be seen as agents in their own recovery. Having a better grasp on the processes of narration and memory is critical for improved disaster response because the stories that are most widely shared about disaster determine how communities recover.

Sironi

... never tried to deceive himself , nor did he despise or change his mind about
his work . The tones of his paintings started to become harsher and gloomier ; his
works hinted at a cosmic pessimism or at a sort of final , consuming catastrophe .

Sironi

Author: Mario Sironi

Publisher: Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori

ISBN:

Page: 335

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Understanding Literature

This modern-day genocide has also been referred to as the Shoah, meaning "
catastrophe." A third term, also meaning "catastrophe" ... of a unique, all-
consuming disaster: an event without historical precedent. The fact of genocide,
of course, ...

Understanding Literature

Author: Walter B. Kalaidjian

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618084920

Page: 2284

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Understanding Literature is an innovative anthology and technology package representing the next generation of literary pedagogy for introduction to literature and literature for composition courses. Built on a balanced foundation of canonical and nontraditional reading selections, this text includes discussions of the formal literary elements--and then goes a step further to integrate relevant and accessible coverage of contemporary criticism within each genre. This unique, integrated coverage of contemporary critical approaches (such as feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, and postcolonial theory) offers students a richer, more engaging introduction to reading critically and writing about literature. Other anthologies offer minimal theoretical coverage in a separate chapter or appendix, typically sidestepping the larger issues the theories raise.The integrated technology package, complete with CD-ROM and accompanying web site, takes advantage of multimedia resources to enhance the study of literature with visual aids, audio and video files, additional primary and secondary texts, and other materials that help place literature within the broader contexts of history and culture. Engaging, creative table of contents balances familiar authors and literary works with more adventurous and diverse selections, exposing students to a broad range of literature and providing instructors with great flexibility in designing their courses.Critical Perspectives offer concise, insightful discussions of how literary and cultural theories are used to explore meaning in literature. Throughout the anthology casebooks, excerpts from classic and contemporary critical essays, and in-textdiscussions offer students accessible yet critical perspectives into how literary theory can facilitate a deeper understanding of literary texts. The fiction and drama sections feature brief in-text discussions and excerpts from literary critics. Critical Perspectives can also be used as a springboard for class discussion and writing.In-depth treatment of Featured Writers in each section allows more focused study of a single writer. This feature includes multiple reading selections showing the range of the writer' s work, more extensive biographical information, and additional materials on the CD-ROM and web site. Writers highlighted include James Baldwin, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie, John Keats, Gwendolyn Brooks, Anne Sexton, and William Shakespeare.Two unique interdisciplinary chapters (The Beat Movement and Performative Poetics) focus on the spoken and performed aspects of literature. Coverage includes several works from key writers in both movements as well as discussions of how these movements use a mixture of media--language, film, jazz, photography, and art--to showcase their work and provide social and political commentary.Unique poetry casebooks allow students to explore certain themes or topics in depth, such as Poetry and Social Activism Between the Wars, Poetry, Trauma, and Testimony: Holocaust Verses, Postmodern Poetics, Chicano/a Poetry, and Native American Poetry.Emphasis on cultural perspectives reflects the increased desire to view the study of literature through the lens of culture. Reading selections, section introductions, questions for discussion, writing assignments, and other apparatus encourage students to view literature from differentcultural perspectives.Thorough coverage of reading and writing about literature shows students how to read each genre and craft effective essays. Annotated student papers serve as models of good student writing, and a separate section teaches students how to conduct research and incorporate other sources into their writing.An abundance of visual text--such as photos, art, and drawings--help students place literary works in broader contexts.

Amazing Stories

... and nobly - intentioned initiator , thing in the way of deeds , or even mere that
was destined to end in such an all unconventional utterances anywhere
consuming catastrophe for the whole within the realm of the institution under
carth .

Amazing Stories

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Northland

It becomes a thousand times more logical when the ignoble things in our lives
have led to all - consuming catastrophe of war . This year the motivating power to
inspire us is the tragedy of liar . War teaches lessons that no language can put
into ...

Northland

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Rebecca West

Furthermore , West was intrigued by the inherent pessimism of the
Mesoamerican calendar , which forecasts the possibility of a world - consuming
catastrophe every fifty - two years . According to Aztec cosmology , the earth had
already been ...

Rebecca West

Author: Bernard Schweizer

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Page: 160

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Rebecca West (1892-1983) was a prominent English critic, journalist, and novelist. She contributed to feminist and socialist magazines, had a lengthy relationship with H. G. Wells, and was named Dame of the British Empire in 1959. Her literary reputation declined after 1970 and was revived in the mid-1980s, with the posthumous publication of three novels and a memoir, as wells as the reissue of several earlier works. With the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon catapulted her into the limelight and brought her wide critical attention. This book offers a much-needed assessment of her literary career. Schweizer's volume analyzes West's spiritual and philosophical ideas, asserting that her novels and travel writings betray an epic impulse and therefore reinvent epic heroism in feminist terms. The first part of this study examines her fiction, including, The Judge and the trilogy of novels about the Aubrey family. Philosophical and conceptual elements in her fictional and nonfictional prose are explored, relating her ideas to other thinkers. The volume closes with a look at West's reworking of epic conventions in her travel writings, including her unfinished Survivors in Mexico.

Roomanitarian

I feel like I ' ve somehow been able to limp away from some massive all
consuming catastrophe that killed all the good ones . Left me here to measure my
weakness against the strength of their absence . Dead people in my past . So
many .

Roomanitarian

Author: Henry Rollins

Publisher: 2 13 61

ISBN:

Page: 174

View: 590

Popular author, actor, musician, and spoken-word artist Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans. The book is divided into three parts: poem, short prose pieces, and a series of mock love letters to a fictional woman who bears a striking resemblance to conservative pundit Ann Coulter.

Labor Today

To seek it is to invite the an extreme and all - consuming disaster . very attack that
nuclear deterence is supCongress to join in assuring the enactment posed to
forestall . Under such circum - We cannot accept , nor do we believe the of the ...

Labor Today

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Consuming Passions

Dining with death Hugh Pennington Long experience has led many of us to
believe in a hidden hand which starts public health catastrophes on a Friday and
propels them to develop their full horror over the weekend . At just after noon on ...

Consuming Passions

Author: Sian Griffiths

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 208

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What people ate used to be considered marginal and insignificant. CONSUMING PASSIONS shows how that picture is changing. This collection of essays reveals that historians, sociologists, psychiatrists, philosophers, along with ordinary people, are seriously studying the relationship between what we eat and how we live, behave, and think. 20 illustrations.

Catastrophe

Salmon seemed to consume so much air it even became difficult to breathe . He
was not merely consuming air intended for others - a field of impudence and
perfidy immediately formed round him . " You've been on the Wokoko Islands ...

Catastrophe

Author: Ėduard Skobelev

Publisher: Imported Publication

ISBN:

Page: 359

View: 440

Catastrophe Or Cornucopia

They share with other environmentalists the view that industrial societies are
heading for disaster if they go on as they ... such as wool and cotton , with high -
energy consuming and ecologically damaging products such as plastics and
man ...

Catastrophe Or Cornucopia

Author: Stephen F. Cotgrove

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Page: 154

View: 229

Handbook of Forensic Pathology

These efforts are well developed in commercial transportation mishaps and
FEMA - driven disaster management cycles . ... Search and rescue ( SAR ) is an
important , early , and resource consuming function in disasters and usually falls
to ...

Handbook of Forensic Pathology

Author: Richard C. Froede

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 581

View: 507

Consuming Secrets

Issued after the near catastrophe at the Three Mile Island reactor in the United
States , the minute warned that the ' nuclear opposition ' was as a result likely to
step up its activities and suggested that secrecy would be the best defence : I
think ...

Consuming Secrets

Author: National Consumer Council

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Page: 249

View: 147

Consuming Confessions

She was so busy trying to save Carl from one catastrophe after another that she
conveniently avoided dealing with her own problems , which went underground .
These secret problems included hatred directed at her inept sister whom her ...

Consuming Confessions

Author: Sharon Hymer

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services

ISBN: 9781568382029

Page: 275

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Confessions fulfill a spiritual hunger, according to Dr. Sharon Hymer. She stresses that to achieve intimacy with others, confession is necessary in the realization that we are not isolated and alone. In Consuming Confessions, Dr. Hymer explores confession's historical psychological and spiritual dimensions. The author has appeared on national television programs, including Oprah Winfrey.