Consuming Catastrophe: Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

Consuming Catastrophe: Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

by Timothy Recuber

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ISBN-13: 9781439913703
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Edition description: 1
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Timothy Recuber is a postdoctoral lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: A Decade of Disaster 1

1 A History of Catastrophe: Media, Mass Culture, and Authenticity 23

2 The Limits of Empathy: Hurricane Katrina and the Virginia Tech Shootings 58

3 The Authenticity of Fear: September 11 and the Financial Crisis 98

4 Memory as Therapy: September 11, Hurricane Kutrina, and Online Commemoration 128

Conclusion: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Disasters Still to Come 163

References 181

Index 205

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