Crime and the imaginary of disaster: post-apocalyptic fictions and the crisis of social order

This study explores the 'imaginary of disaster' that appears in popular fictions about the apocalyptic breakdown of society. Focusing on representations of crime, law, violence, vengeance and justice, it argues that an exploration post-apocalyptic story-telling offer us valuable insights i...

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Main Author: Yar, Majid (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan [2015]
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Summary:This study explores the 'imaginary of disaster' that appears in popular fictions about the apocalyptic breakdown of society. Focusing on representations of crime, law, violence, vengeance and justice, it argues that an exploration post-apocalyptic story-telling offer us valuable insights into social anxieties.--Provided by publisher
Situating the apocalypse, crime and problem of social order -- Law and disorder in the post-apocalyptic landscape: social breakdown, sovereign power and the state of emergency -- Dangerous others: 'race' and crime after the apocalypse -- Crime, disaster and the crisis of the gender order -- The utopian Apocalypse: crime, justice and redemption
Physical Description:vii, 116 Seiten 22 cm
ISBN:9781137509062