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The Resource The culture of disaster, Marie-Helene Huet

The culture of disaster, Marie-Helene Huet

Label
The culture of disaster
Title
The culture of disaster
Statement of responsibility
Marie-Helene Huet
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From antiquity through the Enlightenment, disasters were attributed to the obscure power of the stars or the vengeance of angry gods. As philosophers sought to reassess the origins of natural disasters, they also made it clear that humans shared responsibility for the damages caused by a violent universe. This far-ranging book explores the way writers, thinkers, and artists have responded to the increasingly political concept of disaster from the Enlightenment until today
  • Marie-Ȟln̈e Huet argues that post-Enlightenment culture has been haunted by the sense of emergency that made natural catastrophes and human deeds both a collective crisis and a personal tragedy. From the plague of 1720 to the cholera of 1832, from shipwrecks to film dystopias, disasters raise questions about identity and memory, technology, control, and liability. In her analysis, Huet considers anew the mythical figures of Medusa and Apollo, theories of epidemics, earthquakes, political crises, and films such as Blow-Up and Blade Runner. With its scope and precision, The Culture of Disaster will appeal to a wide public interested in modern culture, philosophy, and intellectual history
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huet, Marie-Hélène
Dewey number
363.34
Index
index present
LC call number
D24
LC item number
.H77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disasters
  • World politics
  • Disasters in literature
  • Disasters
  • World politics
  • Disasters in literature
Label
The culture of disaster, Marie-Helene Huet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acts of God, deeds of men -- Enlightenment and the plague -- The silence of Lisbon (1755) -- The reign of cholera (1832) -- Political disasters, time in ruins -- Losing Rome (Rousseau) -- Nightwatch: terror and time -- The politics of mortality -- Tall ships and falling stars -- The face of chaos (Medusa) -- The sphinx of the ice fields -- The culture of disaster -- Now playing everywhere
Control code
769010848
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780226358215
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011050731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)769010848
Label
The culture of disaster, Marie-Helene Huet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acts of God, deeds of men -- Enlightenment and the plague -- The silence of Lisbon (1755) -- The reign of cholera (1832) -- Political disasters, time in ruins -- Losing Rome (Rousseau) -- Nightwatch: terror and time -- The politics of mortality -- Tall ships and falling stars -- The face of chaos (Medusa) -- The sphinx of the ice fields -- The culture of disaster -- Now playing everywhere
Control code
769010848
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780226358215
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011050731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)769010848

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