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The Time of Catastrophe: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Age of Catastrophe

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by Dr. Andrew Poe
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The Time of Catastrophe: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Age of Catastrophe by Dr. Andrew Poe

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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Pages: 158
Size: 7.1 MB
Publisher: Ashgate
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781317013877 (DRM-PDF)

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