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The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

Edited by: Bishnupriya Ghosh , Bhaskar Sarkar

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  February  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138638938
eBook ISBN: 9781315637501
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315637501
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Book description

This collection presents new work in risk media studies from critical humanities perspectives. Defining, historicizing, and consolidating current scholarship, the volume seeks to shape an emerging field, signposting its generative insights while examining its implicit assumptions.

When and under what conditions does risk emerge? How is risk mediated? Who are the targets of risk media? Who manages risk? Who lives with it? Who are most in danger? Such questions?the what, how, who, when, and why of risk media?inform the scope of this volume. With roots in critical media studies and science and technology studies, it hopes to inspire new questions, perspectives, frameworks, and analytical tools not only for risk, media, and communication studies, but also for social and cultural theories.

Editors Bishnupriya Ghosh and Bhaskar Sarkar bring together contributors who elucidate and interrogate risk media?s varied histories and futures. This book is meant for students and scholars of media and communication studies, science and technology studies, and the interdisciplinary humanities, looking either to deepen their engagement with risk media or to broaden their knowledge of this emerging field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Media and Risk Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Has Risk a History? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Risk Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Insurance and the Language of Risk in Early Modern Political Thought Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Hazardous Individualism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Risk Media in Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Algorithm Dispositif Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Perils of Migration Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mediating Expertise Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Preparedness Documents After the Fact Download PDF
Chapter  11:  “Is There a Ghost in the Computer?” Download PDF
Chapter  12:  New Media at Risk Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Into the Beyond Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Chernobyl, Risk, and the Inter-Zone of the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Risk, Law, and Media Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Media/MeteĊra  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Red Dot Sight Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Safety Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Tunnel Risk and the Mediation of Border Security Spectacle Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Floating Architectures Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Corrections to the First Draft of History Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Social Media and the Social Question Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Your Brain on Screens Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Risk’s Fraught Mediascape Download PDF
Chapter  25:  “One Little Seed Blowing in the Wind” Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Reflections on Risk, Media, and the Reasonable Animated by A Trial by Jury Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Cruising Risk, Surviving Desire Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Skin Out of the Game Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Risk as Aesthetic Virtue Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Notes on Dissent and Risk Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Trigger Warnings and the Disciplining of Cinema and Media Pedagogy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  “A Path So Twisted” Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Risk of Tolerance Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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