Consuming Catastrophe

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.

Author: Timothy Recuber

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439913703

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Illuminating Social Life

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 ...

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321226

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 463

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
Categories: Social Science

Digital sociology in everyday life

Digital sociology in everyday life

He is the author of Consuming catastrophe: Mass culture in America's decade of
disaster (Temple University Press, 2016), and has published a variety of articles
on digital culture and mass media. 1 Structure and agency in a digital world ...

Author: Daniels, Jessie

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447329053

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

View: 171

Digital technologies, digital media, and mobile technologies now shape the experience of everyday life in the Western world, yet the way our quotidian lives are enmeshed with these technologies is far from clearly understood. Through studies of the digital everyday, sociologists are beginning to reinvigorate the sociological imagination in light of digitization. Chapters in this Byte cover topics such as designing a research framework and how to work ethically as a digital researcher, continually interrogating one’s position as a researcher and reflecting on the process of knowledge creation. Cumulatively, they highlight the value of sociological theory for understanding our digital world.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Sociologies

Digital Sociologies

... and Kitchensurfing. Timothy Recuber, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor in
the Communication Department at Hamilton College. He is the author of
Consuming catastrophe: Mass culture in America's decade of disaster (Temple
University ...

Author: Daniels, Jessie

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447329015

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 882

This is the first book to connect digital media technologies in digital sociology to traditional sociological and offers a much needed overview of it. It includes problems of the digital age in relation to inequality and identity, making it suitable for use for a global audience on a variety of courses.
Categories: Social Science

Culture Catastrophe and Rhetoric

Culture  Catastrophe  and Rhetoric

However, the sensual consumption of coffee is becoming intrinsically linked with
ethical consumption, which is, in its turn, becoming the most common type of
action in fair trade activism. This relates to Soper's (2007: 211) notion of the “
good ...

Author: Robert Hariman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782387473

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 483

This volume explores political culture, especially the catastrophic elements of the global social order emerging in the twenty-first century. By emphasizing the texture of political action, the book theorizes how social context becomes evident on the surface of events and analyzes the performative dimensions of political experience. The attention to catastrophe allows for an understanding of how ordinary people contend with normal system operation once it is indistinguishable from system breakdown. Through an array of case studies, the book provides an account of change as it is experienced, negotiated, and resisted in specific settings that define a society’s capacity for political action.
Categories: Social Science

Prophetic Studies Or Lectures on the Book of Daniel

Prophetic Studies  Or  Lectures on the Book of Daniel

... he should precipitate on himself only a more terrible and consuming
catastrophe . But Babylon has passed away ; and modern Babylon will pass
away too . Where , however , are we ? and what shall we do when the crash and
desolation of ...

Author: John Cumming

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112069908884

Category: Bible

Page: 500

View: 654

Categories: Bible

Prophetic Studies or Lectures on the Book of Daniel

Prophetic Studies  or  Lectures on the Book of Daniel

... he should precipitate on himself only a more terrible and consuming
catastrophe . But Babylon has passed away ; and modern Babylon will pass
away too . Where , however , are we ? and what sball we do when the crash and
desolation of ...

Author: John CUMMING (D.D., Minister of the Scottish National Church, Crown Court.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017170218

Category:

Page: 491

View: 356

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Lectures on the Book of Daniel

Lectures on the Book of Daniel

... he should precipitate on himself only a more terrible and consuming
catastrophe . But Babylon has passed away ; and modern Babylon will pass
away too . Where , however , are we ? and what shall we do when the crash and
desolation of ...

Author: John Cumming

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH4XN6

Category: Bible

Page: 466

View: 195

Categories: Bible

Consuming Environments

Consuming Environments

Some scientists predict that without more radical action than the Kyoto treaty
carbon dioxide could reach triple or quadruple preindustrial levels , causing
unknowable planetary catastrophe . This leads some experts to abandon hope
and ...

Author: Mike Budd

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813525926

Category: Nature

Page: 225

View: 977

Says ads sell harm to nature
Categories: Nature

The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises

The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises

Catastrophe. –. Edmund. Burke. on. Sympathy. ANIKÓ. HANKOVSZKY. The
eighteenth-century politician Edmund Burke, or by ... Desiring and Consuming
Catastrophes and Crises The Aesthetics of Catastrophe – Edmund Burke on
Sympathy.

Author: Carsten Meiner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110282955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

View: 683

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Up Until Now

Up Until Now

I couldn't believe they would want tea in the middle of this all-consuming
catastrophe! As we pulled up outside our house, there was Josie, sitting behind
our low front gate as if to say, 'What's the fuss?' Josie grew to adulthood and
thrived but, ...

Author: Petrea King

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760639303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 416

'Petrea King is one of those rare Australians who have changed the country for the better.' Richard Glover As a child Petrea King was dogged by health issues, spending months in hospital over many years. After leaving school, her desire to help others impelled her to become a nurse, then later to qualify as a naturopath, herbalist, homoeopath, yoga instructor and meditation teacher. In her early thirties Petrea was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and given little chance of surviving. She defied her dire prognosis, and believes meditation and coming to terms with past traumas, including the suicide of her brother Brenden, were key to her recovery. Motivated by her own experiences, Petrea founded the Quest for Life Foundation to support people suffering devastating physical and mental illnesses. Up Until Now is her inspirational tale of how she overcame her own challenges to dedicate her life to others. 'The wisdom Petrea imparts, and her compassion and sensitivity, have helped hundreds of thousands of people, providing them with hope in troubled times.' Tony Delroy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Structure of the global catastrophe Risks of human extinction in the XXI century

Structure of the global catastrophe  Risks of human extinction in the XXI century

The car consumes oxygen and biofuel and also loads biosphere, as several
humans. Therefore even the suspension of growth of the population of people
will not mean the termination of a problem of the overpopulation as in process of
 ...

Author: Alexey Turchin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445756585

Category:

Page:

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A Catastrophe in Bohemia

A Catastrophe in Bohemia

Thus his rooms became in sort a museum illustrative of his studies, in
chronological order, and bearing witness to the intensity of the craze while it
possessed him. A year or so generally sufficed to consume the fervor of his
inspiration in any ...

Author: Henry S. Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081936381

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 372

View: 399

Categories: Short stories, American

Macroeconomic Risk Management Against Natural Disasters

Macroeconomic Risk Management Against Natural Disasters

Catastrophe modeling is used to assess catastrophic risk and to improve risk
management strategies (Grossi, Kunreuther and ... In addition, simulations
models are often expensive and time-consuming to develop (Law and Kelton
1991; 114).

Author: Stefan Hochrainer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3835094416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 769

Stefan Hochrainer develops a catastrophe risk management model. It illustrates which trade-offs and choices a country must make in managing economic risks due to natural disasters. Budgetary resources are allocated to pre-disaster risk management strategies to reduce the probability of financing gaps. The framework and model approach allows cross country comparisons as well as the assessment of financial vulnerability, macroeconomic risk, and risk management strategies. Three case studies demonstrate its flexibility and coherent approach.
Categories: Business & Economics

Consuming Identities

Consuming Identities

Tragic spectacle also became a potent form of mass catharsis , even as the
public became increasingly reliant on the visual form of documentation for 17
reliable evidence of disaster . ' ' Since catastrophes involved a broad cross -
section of ...

Author: Amy Katherine D. Lippert

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$C135010

Category:

Page: 1366

View: 432

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Full Catastrophe Living Revised Edition

Full Catastrophe Living  Revised Edition

This way of living winds up consuming a great deal of our energy. It also blankets
so much of our life with unawareness that. * This dichotomy of motives or drives is
reflected in the basic “approach” and “avoidance” patterns of behavior that are ...

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780345539724

Category: Self-Help

Page: 720

View: 919

The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living “To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.”—Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement “One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom “A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.”—Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This is the ultimate owner’s manual for our lives. What a gift!”—Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine “I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.”—Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself “Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life’s challenges, whether great or small.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health “How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.”—Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College
Categories: Self-Help

Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China

Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China

The country's population had increased. Though harvests had improved, rural
people were celebrating by consuming more food grain. And the sale of grain in
rural free markets presumably was putting the price of food beyond the reach of
the ...

Author: Ralph Thaxton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521722308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

View: 409

Thaxton argues that the memory of the great famine under Mao shaped villagers' resistance to the socialist state.
Categories: Business & Economics

Catastrophe Insurance

Catastrophe Insurance

In years when there are no major disasters , insurers may appear to be earning
excessive profits , while one severe disaster can generate losses that consume
the income earned over many years . The relationship between insurers ' rates ...

Author: Martin F. Grace

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402074697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 496

1. THE PROBLEM OF CATASTROPHE RISK The risk of large losses from natural disasters in the U.S. has significantly increased in recent years, straining private insurance markets and creating troublesome problems for disaster-prone areas. The threat of mega-catastrophes resulting from intense hurricanes or earthquakes striking major population centers has dramatically altered the insurance environment. Estimates of probable maximum losses (PMLs) to insurers from a mega catastrophe striking the U.S. range up to $100 billion depending on the location and intensity of the event (Applied Insurance Research, 2001).1 A severe disaster could have a significant financial impact on the industry (Cummins, Doherty, and Lo, 2002; Insurance Services Office, 1996a). Estimates of industry gross losses from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 range from $30 billion to $50 billion, and the attack's effect on insurance markets underscores the need to understand the dynamics of the supply of and the demand for insurance against extreme events, including natural disasters. Increased catastrophe risk poses difficult challenges for insurers, reinsurers, property owners and public officials (Kleindorfer and Kunreuther, 1999). The fundamental dilemma concerns insurers' ability to handle low-probability, high-consequence (LPHC) events, which generates a host of interrelated issues with respect to how the risk of such events are 1 These probable maximum loss (PML) estimates are based on a SOD-year "return" period.
Categories: Business & Economics

History of Europe

History of Europe

... the mills of the children , rushed into the flames and Moldau , the strongest
intrenched posiperished at Paris in 1809. Upon this tion of the rebels , were
consumed ; catastrophe the prince , without order- and at length they became
sensible ...

Author: Archibald Alison

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:096564806

Category: Europe

Page:

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Categories: Europe

Eat Pray Love 10th Anniversary Edition

Eat Pray Love 10th Anniversary Edition

In daylight hours, I refused that thought, but at night it would consume me. What a
catastrophe. How could I be such a criminal jerk as to proceed this deep into a
marriage, only to leave it? We'd only just bought this house a year ago. Hadn't I ...

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101010916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 680

The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans. In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography