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Crash cultures : modernity, mediation and the material

Author: Jane Arthurs
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since Diana's car crash in August 1997, media interest in the crash as an event needing explanation has proliferated. A glut of documentaries on television have investigated the social and scientific history of our responses to the car crash, as well as showing the personal impact of the crash on individual lives. In trying to+J16 give meaning to one celebrity crash, the more general significance of the car crash,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arthurs, Jane.
Crash cultures.
Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Arthurs
ISBN: 1841508691 9781841508696 1280476842 9781280476846 1841500712 9781841500713
OCLC Number: 51207629
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (v, 202 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Preliminaries --
Contents --
Contributors --
1 Introduction: Modernity, Mediation and the Material --
2 'Will It Smash?': Modernity and the Fear of Falling --
3 How it Feels --
4 Eye-Hunger: Physical Pleasure and Non- Narrative Cinema --
5 Crashed-Out: Laundry Vans, Photographs and a Question of Consciousness --
6 Crash: Beyond the Boundaries of Sense --
7 Sexcrash --
8 Cyborgian Subjects and the Auto-Destruction of Metaphor --
9 Spirit in Crashes: Animist Machines and the Powers of Number --
10 Racing Fatalities: White Highway, Black Wreckage --
11 Negative Dialectics of the Desert Crash in The English Patient --
12 The Iconic Body and the Crash --
13 Of Hallowed Spacings: Diana's Crash as Heterotopia --
14 Fuel, Metal, Air: The Appearances and Disappearances of Amelia Earhart --
Postscript.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Arthurs and Iain Grant.

Abstract:

Since Princess Diana's car crash in August 1997, media interest in the crash as an event needing explanation has proliferated. The principal purpose of this collection of essays is to subject texts  Read more...

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