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Author Arthurs, Jane.

Title Crash cultures : modernity, mediation and the material / edited by Jane Arthurs and Iain Grant

Published Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2003
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Contents Cover -- Preliminaries -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Introduction: Modernity, Mediation and the Material -- 2 'Will It Smash?': Modernity and the Fear of Falling -- 3 How it Feels -- 4 Eye-Hunger: Physical Pleasure and Non- Narrative Cinema -- 5 Crashed-Out: Laundry Vans, Photographs and a Question of Consciousness -- 6 Crash: Beyond the Boundaries of Sense -- 7 Sexcrash -- 8 Cyborgian Subjects and the Auto-Destruction of Metaphor -- 9 Spirit in Crashes: Animist Machines and the Powers of Number -- 10 Racing Fatalities: White Highway, Black Wreckage -- 11 Negative Dialectics of the Desert Crash in The English Patient -- 12 The Iconic Body and the Crash -- 13 Of Hallowed Spacings: Diana's Crash as Heterotopia -- 14 Fuel, Metal, Air: The Appearances and Disappearances of Amelia Earhart -- Postscript
Summary Since Diana's car crash in August 1997, media interest in the crash as an event needing explanation has proliferated. A glut of documentaries on television have investigated the social and scientific history of our responses to the car crash, as well as showing the personal impact of the crash on individual lives. In trying to+J16 give meaning to one celebrity crash, the more general significance of the car crash, its challenge to rational control or explanation, its disregard for the subject and its will, became the focus for attention. Coincidentally, the two most newsworthy films of 1997 we
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Accidents (Philosophy)
Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century.
Technology and civilization.
Technology -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280476842
1841508691 (electronic bk.)
9781841508696 (electronic bk.)