By Robert C. Bell,Robert M. Ficociello
In a hyper-mediated worldwide tradition, catastrophe occasions achieve us with nice velocity and minute element, and americans commence forming, reading, and historicizing catastrophes at the same time with fellow voters and folks world wide. America's catastrophe Culture isn't really coverage, administration, or aid 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 serious research headquartered upon the omnipresence of genuine and imagined mess ups, epidemics, and apocalypses in American tradition. even though, it additionally observes occasions, comparable to the dirt Bowl, storm Katrina, and Sept. 11, which are re-framed and re-historicized as "natural†? mess ups by means of modern media and dad tradition. for that reason, America's catastrophe Culture theorizes the very parameters of classifying any occasion as a "natural†? catastrophe, addresses the biases focused on 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 presently dwelling in a post-apocalyptic landscape?
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America's Disaster Culture: The Production of Natural Disasters in Literature and Pop Culture by Robert C. Bell,Robert M. Ficociello