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By Nitzan Lebovic,Andreas Killen

ISBN-10: 3110312492

ISBN-13: 9783110312492

Catastrophic situations dominate our modern mind-set. Catastrophic occasions and predictions have spurred new curiosity in re-examining the historical past of previous failures and the social and conceptual assets they've got mobilized. The essays accumulated during this quantity reassess the historical past and thought of other catastrophes and their aftermath. The emphasis is at the have to distance this means of reconsideration from past teleological representations of catastrophes as an endpoint, and to start contemplating their "operative" facets, which unmask the character of social and political buildings. one of the essays during this quantity are analyses, through top students of their respective fields, about the position of catastrophes in theology, within the historical past of business injuries, in thought of background, within the background of legislations, in "catastrophe films", within the heritage of cybernetics, in post-Holocaust discussions of reparations, and in weather change.

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