Spaces of Danger: Culture and Power in the Everyday


Spaces of Danger: Culture and Power in the Everyday


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Light in dark times / Paul Rabinow -- Making sense of our contemporary moment of danger / Heather Merrill and Lisa M. Hoffman -- Angelus novus (from back) / Trevor Paglen -- It's time : the cultural politics of memory in the current moment of danger / Katharyne Mitchell -- Skinning the skinning / Gunnar Olsson -- From Allan's notes on Benjamin / Trevor Paglen -- Exposing the nation : entanglements of race, sexuality, and gender in post-Apartheid nationalisms / Gillian Hart -- In other wor(l)ds : situated intersectionality in Italy / Heather Merrill -- Monumental memory, moral superiority, and contemporary disconnects : racisms and noncitizens in Europe, then and now / Damani J. Partridge -- From Allan's notes on Benjamin / Trevor Paglen -- The city and economic geography : then and now / Richard Walker -- Situated spectacle : cross-sectional soil hermeneutics of the Shanghai 2010 World Expo / Shiloh Krupar -- Angelus novus / Trevor Paglen -- Insurgent spaces : power, place, and spectacle in Nigeria / Michael J. Watts -- Even in plurinational Bolivia : indigeneity, development, and racism since Morales / Nancy Postero -- Moving targets and violent geographies / Derek Gregory -- A Bronx chronicle / Cindi Katz., "On July 22, 2011 a 32 year old far right activist clothed as a police officer opened fire on a Labor Party youth camp on Utoya Island in Norway, slaughtering 69 people and maiming many more. The vast majority of the victims were between 14 and 19 years of age. He also placed bombs in a government building in Oslo, killing 8 and wounding others. In a 1,500 page manifesto in English posted on the internet hours before the massacres in which he referred to himself as a "Marxist hunter," he declared "preemptive war," targeting "Cultural Marxists" who propagate a "multiculturalist," ideology to which he attributed the decay of Western European and American "civilization and culture" and the promotion of a pro-Islamic "Eurabia." What is compelling about this story is less what the content of the killer's easily downloadable manuscript reveals about far right thinking, than how the significance of the event was concealed and silenced as it was interpreted for the public by journalists and political figures. By characterizing Breivik as an evil 'aberration' and abstracting his acts from the social and political context in which they took place, persuasive political arbiters and media reproduced what Allan Pred referred to as "situated ignorance," keeping people from attaining a more accurate knowledge and understanding of the events"--, Includes bibliographical references and index.



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University of Georgia Press


Athens, Georgia


Anthropogeografie., Gefahr., Gewalt., Liberty., Massenkommunikation., Mass media and culture., Öffentlicher Raum., POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Freedom & Security General., Politische Wissenschaft., SOCIAL SCIENCE Human Geography., SOCIAL SCIENCE Media Studies., Terrorism and mass media.

Spaces of Danger: Culture and Power in the Everyday