Worst cases : terror and catastrophe in the popular imagination (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Worst cases : terror and catastrophe in the popular imagination

Author: Lee Ben Clarke
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Lee Clarke surveys the full range of possible catastrophes that animate and dominate the popular imagination, from toxic spills and terrorism to plane crashes and pandemics. Along the way, he explores how the ubiquity of worst cases in everyday life has rendered them ordinary and mundane: very real threats like a killer flu or an American Hiroshima have become so common that they have lost their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Ben Clarke
ISBN: 0226108597 9780226108599
OCLC Number: 58919760
Description: xi, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Worst cases: be afraid, be very afraid --
The sky could be falling: globally relevant disasters and the perils of probabilism --
What's the worst that can happen? --
Power, politics, and panic in worst cases --
Silver linings: the good from the worst --
Living and dying in worst case worlds.
Responsibility: Lee Clarke.
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Surveys the full range of possible catastrophes that animate and dominate the popular imagination, from toxic spills and terrorism to plane crashes and pandemics. The author explores how the ubiquity  Read more...

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"The timing of Worst Cases could not be better. It considers what is on everyone's mind but has remained, until this point, the elephant in the room. While many books have addressed this worst case Read more...

 
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