Old and new media after Katrina / edited by Diane Negra

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Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005--Press coverage
Mass media--Objectivity--United States
Mass media--Political aspects--United States
Hurricane Katrina, 2005--Political aspects
Hurricane Katrina, 2005--Social aspects
United States--Social conditions--21st century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
LC Classification: H, HV
Table of Contents: List of Figures
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: Old and New Media after Katrina 1
2. Uncovering the Bones: Forensic Approaches to Hurricane Katrina on Crime Television / Diane Negra 23
3. The Big Apple and the Big Easy: Trauma, Proximity, and I tome in New (and Old) Media / Lindsay Steenberg 41
4. Expanded Medium: National Public Radio and Katrina Web Memorials / Joy V. Fuqua 67
5. Life Preservers: The Neoliberal Enterprise of Hurricane Katrina Survival in Trouble the Water, House M.D., and When the Levees Broke / Maria Pramaggiore 89
6. Discovery Channel's Nature-Reality Hybrid Shows: Representing Survival in the Wake of Katrina / Jane Elliott 113
7. Exile, Return, and New Economy Subjectivity in Last Holiday / Andrew Goodridge 131
8. Media Artists, Local Activists, and Outsider Archivists: The Case of Helen Hill / Diane Negra 149
9. In Desperate Need (of a Makeover): The Neoliberal Project, the Design Expert, and the Post-Katrina Social Body in Distress / Dan Streible 175
10. From Mr. Pregnant to Mr. President: Prepositioning Katrina Online / Brenda R. Weber 203
Bibliography / Jeff Scheible 231
Notes on Contributors / Jeff Scheible 245
Index / Jeff Scheible 247
Additional Authors: Negra, Diane, 1966-
Notes: LCCN: 2010007919
ISBN: 9780230102668 (hardback)
ISBN: 0230102662 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "This collection of essays explores the relationship between Hurricane Katrina and a range of media forms, assessing how mainstream and independent media have responded (sometimes innovatively, sometimes conservatively) to the political and social ruptures "Katrina" has come to represent. Looking closely at the organization of public memory of Katrina, this collection provides a timely and intellectually fruitful assessment of the complex ways in which media forms and national events are currently entangled. The contributors explore how Hurricane Katrina is positioned at the intersection of numerous early twenty-first century crisis narratives centralizing uncertainties about race, class, region, government and public safety"-- Provided by publisher
Contents: Uncovering the bones: Hurricane Katrina and contemporary crime television? / Lindsay Steenberg -- The Big Apple & The Big Easy: articulating proximity and disaster in visual culture? / Joy V. Fuqua -- Expanded medium: NPR, national space, and Katrina web memorials / Maria Pramaggiore -- Life preservers: the neoliberal enterprise of Hurricane Katrina survival in Trouble the water, House M.D., and When the levees broke / Jane Elliott -- Discovery Channel's reality-hybrid series: representing survival in the wake of Katrina / Andrew Goodridge -- Exile, return and new economy subjectivity in Last holiday / Diana Negra -- Media artists, outsider activists and urban localism: the case of Helen Hill / Dan Streible -- In desperate need (of a makeover): the neoliberal project and the social body in distress / Brenda Weber -- From Mr. Pregnant to Mr. President: prepositioning Katrina online / Jeff Streible
Physical Description: viii, 251 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 475447226
ISBN/ISSN: 9780230102668
0230102662

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