By Robert C. Bell,Robert M. Ficociello
In a hyper-mediated international tradition, catastrophe occasions achieve us with nice pace and minute aspect, and american citizens commence forming, examining, and historicizing catastrophes concurrently with fellow electorate and folks around the globe. America's catastrophe Culture isn't coverage, administration, or reduction orientated. It bargains an analytical framework for the cultural construction and illustration of failures, catastrophes, and apocalypses in American tradition. It makes a speciality of filling a necessity for severe research situated upon the omnipresence of actual and imagined mess ups, epidemics, and apocalypses in American tradition. even though, it additionally observes occasions, resembling the dirt Bowl, storm Katrina, and 11th of September, which are re-framed and re-historicized as "natural†? failures through modern media and dad tradition. hence, America's catastrophe Culture theorizes the very parameters of classifying any occasion as a "natural†? catastrophe, addresses the biases occupied with a catastrophic event's public narrative, and analyzes American culture's intake of a disastrous occasion. taking a look towards the long run, what are the hypothetical and genuine threats to catastrophe tradition? Or, are we oblivious that we're at present residing in a post-apocalyptic landscape?
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