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Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster

Post-Apocalyptic Fictions and the Crisis of Social Order

Authors: Yar, M.

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About this book

This study explores the 'imaginary of disaster' that appears in popular fictions about the apocalyptic breakdown of society. Focusing on representations of crime, law, violence, vengeance and justice, it argues that an exploration post-apocalyptic story-telling offer us valuable insights into social anxieties.

About the authors

Majid Yar is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hull, UK. He has researched and published widely in the areas of crime & deviance studies, media & popular culture, and social & criminological theory.

Reviews

"Chaos! Apocalypse! Doom! In this volume Majid Yar takes up these most spectacular and enduring images of human mortality and masterfully traces them to their most familiar intersections crime, violence and disorder. Tangling with zombies, mutants and monsters of all kinds, Yar's vast and lively repertoire of political and cultural theory provides all the ammunition necessary to fight through our own apocalyptic fantasies and to imagine worlds less fraught by suffering and injustice. Whether you are a theoretically informed criminologist or simply hoping to decipher the nightly news, Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster will not disappoint. Read it! Get prepared!" - Travis Linnemann, School of Justice Studies, Eastern Kentucky University


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Situating the Apocalypse, Crime and Problem of Social Order

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 1-22

  • Law and Disorder in the Post-Apocalyptic Landscape: Social Breakdown, Sovereign Power and the State of Emergency

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 23-40

  • Dangerous Others: ‘Race’ and Crime after the Apocalypse

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 41-56

  • Crime, Disaster and the Crisis of the Gender Order

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 57-75

  • The Utopian Apocalypse: Crime, Justice and Redemption

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 76-91

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eBook $49.99
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Hardcover $67.50
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Softcover $67.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster
Book Subtitle
Post-Apocalyptic Fictions and the Crisis of Social Order
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50907-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137509079
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50906-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50614-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 116
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