Crisis Representations Frontiers and Identities in the Contemporary Media Narratives

This type of analysis could advance the research made on the crisis representations towards other directions. ... of the collective memory on crisis, as well as lead to a crisis representation appearing objective and stereotyped.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004439559

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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A sociological research on the current “narrations” of the crisis reflected by media and the relation between political discourses and popular myths, consists a revealing study of the dominant social representations worldwide. The real inequalities are counterbalanced by cultural industries’ “fairytales”.
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The Crisis of Representation

Post-Representational Order and Naked Citizenship changes brought about by the crisis of representation; changes and transformations that can be easily detected in the public square as well as in peopleTs everyday lives.

Author: Kurt Appel

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783737007337

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Page: 343

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The term “Crisis of Representation” rose to fame through Michel Foucault. The crisis, in the context of this issue, has not only a political and economic dimension, but a cultural, aesthetic and religious one as well. Thus, a serious inquiry into this complex and multidimensional phenomenon requires an interdisciplinary approach. The issue targets the phenomena at hand through 15 contributions – all with unique and innovative approaches to the topic. One common aim that holds the issue together is the analysis of the nature of the crisis, which helps to find suitable theoretical frameworks. On the other hand, the term itself functions as a tool that enables the analysis of specific societal developments. Contributing authors brought with them expertise from their respective fields including philosophy, political sciences, theology, Islamic studies and religious studies. This allowed for a cross-disciplinary approach on the phenomenon with special foci on politics, religions, societies and finance, as well as theoretical developments on current philosophical and post-colonial discourses.
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Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation

... difficult to make rigorous historical distinctions between modernism and postmodernism in terms of techniques or effects . For David Harvey , the aesthetic roots of the postmodern go back to the " crisis of representation ...

Author: Jesse S. Cohn

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575911051

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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Current theories of knowledge, art, and power are locked into sterile debates around the question of representation. This book examines the limits of antirepresentationalism in these fields and argues that the anarchist tradition can point the way beyond our contemporary crisis of representation. The author rereads the theory and practical experiences of anarchism from the nineteenth century to the present, proposing a radical revision of received notions of the subject - from the equation of anarchy with literary decadence to the interpretation of anarchism as yet another discourse founded on a notion of the human essence. What emerges, instead, is a complex portrait of anarchism as a body of thought that provides the framework for a kind of critical realism, with implications for fields ranging from aesthetics to economics, from philosophy to politics. Jesse Cohn teaches English at Purdue University North Central.
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The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

The Crisis of Institutionalized Democratic Representation Our empirical indicators in this chapter have focused on the crisis of parties and assemblies at the national level . What is in crisis in the Andean region and in many ...

Author: Scott Mainwaring

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804767912

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

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The essays in this book analyze and explain the crisis of democratic representation in five Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. In this region, disaffection with democracy, political parties, and legislatures has spread to an alarming degree. Many presidents have been forced from office, and many traditional parties have fallen by the wayside. These five countries have the potential to be negative examples in a region that has historically had strong demonstration and diffusion effects in terms of regime changes. "The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes" addresses an important question for Latin America as well as other parts of the world: Why does representation sometimes fail to work?
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Representation in Crisis

This amorphous representation does not result from persuasion or rational argument, or even from reacting in response to the people's substantive preferences. It dwells in the emotional, affective, and psychological responses of the ...

Author: David K. Ryden

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079143057X

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

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Details how the Supreme Court has impoverished the constitutional standing of political parties, thereby contributing to a crisis of representation.
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The Crisis of Representation in Europe

The 1994 European Elections focused public attention on the perception that representatives put integration above public interest.

Author: Jack Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136305399

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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The 1994 European Elections focused public attention on the perception that representatives put integration above public interest. The contributors here critically assess the diagnosis of the ailment and the solutions that have been canvassed to remedy its causes and consequences.
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Girls Feminism and Grassroots Literacies

3 3 Representations of Girl Culture , Realities of Feminist Activism ote [ Starting GirlZone ] was really an exciting ... Initially , GirlZone organizers took up the girls in crisis representations that depicted girls as hamstrung by ...

Author: Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791472981

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Case study of the life of a feminist organization in a changing political and funding climate.
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Men in Crisis

The deconstruction of masculinity crisis in Greece during the 1950s and 1960s has a central part in the research objectives of the current project.

Author: Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

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ISBN: OCLC:728274981

Category: Masculinity

Page: 384

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Masculinity in Crisis

The purpose of this book is to locate this sense of crisis within Irish contexts, fill a current gap in academic discourse surrounding literary, theatrical, and cinematic depictions of Irish masculinity, and discuss how fictional ...

Author: Catherine Rees

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ISBN: 1909325880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Recent sociological and cultural narratives have suggested that there exists a current 'crisis' in masculinity. This crisis has been explained and defined in many ways: it is a burgeoning sense of victimized identity in reaction to the feminist movement; a confused response to the complex and contradictory narratives of contemporary masculine identities; or traditional masculine working practices and behavior being eroded by modern consumer societies. The purpose of this book is to locate this sense of crisis within Irish contexts, fill a current gap in academic discourse surrounding literary, theatrical, and cinematic depictions of Irish masculinity, and discuss how fictional representations of masculinity and maleness in contemporary Ireland have addressed, explored, and discussed images of men in states of anxiety, crisis, and chaos. [Subject: Irish Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Criticism]~
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Semiotics and Verbal Texts

This book offers an innovative approach to analysing written texts, grounded in principles of semiotics.

Author: Jane Gravells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137587503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book offers an innovative approach to analysing written texts, grounded in principles of semiotics. Envisaging whole news media representations as ‘signs’, and using the real-world example of the BP Deepwater Horizon crisis, the author demonstrates how business crises are constructed through language. Gravells identifies patterns of language which show a progression from one kind of ‘current news’ representation to a different kind of coverage. This coverage positions the crisis as having symbolic and conventional meaning within varied social contexts, including the arts, business and the environment. Using a wealth of examples from the BP story to illustrate her practical research approach, Gravells draws ‘language maps’ of different phases of the crisis representation, showing how an early ‘iconic’ phase of representation moves through an ‘indexical’ to a ‘symbolic’ phase, and projects a return to a ‘naturalised icon’. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of semiotics, those exploring research methods and linguists with an interest in business and media communications.
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