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Spaces of danger : culture and power in the everyday / edited by Heather Merrill, Lisa M. Hoffman ; with a foreword by Paul Rabinow.

Publication:
Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (345 p.)
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Geographies of justice and social transformation ; 26.
Geographies of justice and social transformation ; 26
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Subjects:
Liberty.
Mass media and culture.
Terrorism and mass media.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Foreword: Light in Dark Times; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Making Sense of Our Contemporary Moment of Danger; Part One: Critical Spatiality; Angelus Novus (from back); 2 It's time: The Cultural Politics of Memory in the Current Moment of Danger; 3 Skinning the Skinning; Part Two: Situated Practices; From Allan's notes on Benjamin; 4 Exposing the Nation: Entanglements of Race, Sexuality, and Gender in Post-Apartheid Nationalisms; 5 In Other Wor(l)ds: Situated Intersectionality in Italy
6 Monumental Memory, Moral Superiority, and Contemporary Disconnects: Racisms and Noncitizens in Europe, Then and NowPart Three: The Urban and the Spectacular; From Allan's notes on Benjamin; 7 The City and Economic Geography: Then and Now; 8 Situated Spectacle: Cross-Sectional Soil Hermeneutics of the Shanghai 2010 World Expo; Part Four: Historical Geographies of the Present; Angelus Novus; 9 Insurgent Spaces: Power, Place, and Spectacle in Nigeria; 10 Even in Plurinational Bolivia: Indigeneity, Development, and Racism since Morales; 11 Moving Targets and Violent Geographies
Part Five: Biographical Montage of the Present12 A Bronx Chronicle; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Merrill, Heather, editor.
Hoffman, Lisa M., editor.
ISBN:
0-8203-4875-9
OCLC:
930996326