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Death and security : memory and mortality at the bombsite

Author: Charlotte Heath-Kelly
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: New approaches to conflict analysis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Making a bold intervention into critical security studies literature, this book explores the ontological relationship between mortality and security. It considers the mortality theories of Heidegger and Bauman alongside literature from the sociology of death, before undertaking a comparative exploration of the memorialisation of four prominent post-terrorist sites: the World Trade Centre in New York, the Bali  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Heath-Kelly
ISBN: 9781784993139 1784993131
OCLC Number: 1081307190
Description: 1 v. (viii-200 pages) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Title: New approaches to conflict analysis.
Responsibility: Charlotte Heath-Kelly.

Abstract:

"Making a bold intervention into critical security studies literature, this book explores the ontological relationship between mortality and security. It considers the mortality theories of Heidegger and Bauman alongside literature from the sociology of death, before undertaking a comparative exploration of the memorialisation of four prominent post-terrorist sites: the World Trade Centre in New York, the Bali bombsite, the London bombings and the Norwegian sites attacked by Anders Breivik. By interviewing the architects and designers of these reconstruction projects, the book shows that practices of memorialisation are a retrospective security endeavour - they conceal and re-narrate the traumatic incursion of death. Disaster recovery is replete with security practices that return mortality to its sublimated position and remove the disruption posed by mortality to political authority. The book will be of significant interest to academics and postgraduates working in the fields of critical security studies, memory studies and international politics" (ed.).

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