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The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

1st Edition

Edited by Bishnupriya Ghosh, Bhaskar Sarkar

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608 pages

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This collection presents new work in risk media studies from critical humanities perspectives. Defining, historicizing, and consolidating current scholarship, the volume seeks to shape an emerging field, signposting its generative insights while examining its implicit assumptions.

When and under what conditions does risk emerge? How is risk mediated? Who are the targets of risk media? Who manages risk? Who lives with it? Who are most in danger? Such questions—the what, how, who, when and why of risk media—inform the scope of this volume. With roots in critical media studies and science and technology studies, it hopes to inspire new questions, perspectives, frameworks, and analytical tools not only for risk, media, and communication studies, but also for social and cultural theories.

Editors Bhaskar Sarkar and Bishnupriya Ghosh bring together contributors who elucidate and interrogate risk media’s varied histories and futures. This book is meant for students and scholars of media and communication studies, science and technology studies, and the interdisciplinary humanities, looking either to deepen their engagement with risk media or to broaden their knowledge of this emerging field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "Media and Risk: An Introduction"

Bhaskar Sarkar and Bishnupriya Ghosh

  1. Historical Perspectives
  2. Chapter 2 "Has Risk a History?"

    Gaspar Mairal

    Chapter 3"Risk: The Origin of the Word in Medieval Commerce and Poetry"

    Wolf Kittler

    Chapter 4 "Insurance and the Language of Risk in Early Modern Political Thought"

    Emily Nacol

    Chapter 5 "Hazardous Individualism"

    Jason Puskar

  3. Expertise
  4. Chapter 6 "Risk Media in Medicine: The Rise of the Metaclinical Health App Ecosystem"

    Kirsten Ostherr

    Chapter 7 "The Algorithm Dispositif: Risk and Automation in the Age of #datapolitik"

    Davide Panagia

    Chapter 8 "The Perils of Migration: Countervailing Mediations of Risk at the EU's

    Maritime Frontier"

     Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani

    Chapter 9 "Mediating Expertise: Uncertain Risks of Electromagnetic Pollution"

    Rahul Mukherjee

  5. Times
  6. Chapter 10 "Preparedness Documents After the Fact"

    Lindsay Thomas

    Chapter 11 "Is there a Ghost in the Computer? A Spectrology of Uncanny Risks"

    Projit Bihari Mukharji

    Chapter 12 "New Media At Risk, or When The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be"

    Tim Murray

    Chapter 13 "Into the Beyond: A Conversation with Michael Madsen"

    Michael Madsen, Bishnupriya Ghosh and Bhaskar Sarkar

     

  7. Scale
  8. Chapter 14 "Chernobyl, Risk, and the Inter-Zone of the Anthropocene"

    Adrian Iakhiv

    Chapter 15 "Risk, Law, and Media: A Case of Climate Change"

    Ariel C. Nelson and Janet Walker

    Chapter 16 "Media/Meteōra"

    Greg Siegel

  9. Virtuality
  10. Chapter 17 "Red Dot Sight"

    Colin Milburn and Rita Raley

    Chapter 18 "The Safety"

    Jordan Crandall

    Chapter 19 "Tunnel Risk and the Mediation of Border Security Spectacle"

    Juan Llamas Rodriguez

    Chapter 20 "Floating Architectures: Fantasises of Safety in Oceanic Riskscapes"

    Melody Jue

    Chapter 21 "Corrections to the First Draft of History"

    Raqs Media Collective

  11. Affect
  12. Chapter 22 "Social Media and the Social Question: Speculations on Risk Media Society"

    Joshua Neves

    Chapter 23 "Your Brain on Screens: Neuronal Risk and Media Addiction"

    Tom Lamarrea

    Chapter 24 "Risk’s Fraught Mediascape"

    Jeff Scheible

  13. Legitimacy
  14. Chapter 25 "‘One little seed blowing in the wind’: Risk media in trans-species

    biogovernance"

    John Shiga

    Chapter 26 "Reflections on Risk, Media, and the Reasonable Animated by a Trial by Jury"

    Lawrence Cohen

    Chapter 27 "Cruising Sex, Surviving Desire"

    Daren Fowler

    Chapter 28 "Skin Out of the Game: Virtual Gambling in Novel Spaces"

    Alex Mirowski and Edward Castronova

  15. Disciplinary Modulations

Chapter 29 "Risk as Aesthetic Virtue"

Vinzenz Hediger

Chapter 30 "Notes on Dissent and Risk"

Ricardo Dominguez

Chapter 31 "Trigger Warnings and the Disciplining of Cinema and Media Pedagogy"

Lucas Hilderbrand

Chapter 32 "A Path So Twisted" – Staying Off the Straight and Narrow"

Jack Halberstam

Chapter 33 "The Risk of Tolerance: Feminist Killjoys, the Creative Humanities, and the

Belligerent University"

Karen Redrobe

About the Editors

Bhaskar Sarkar is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Author of Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition (Duke UP, 2009), he has also coedited Documentary Testimonies: Global Archives of Suffering (Routledge, 2009), and two special journal issues: "The Subaltern and the Popular," Journal of Postcolonial Studies (2005); and "Indian Documentary Studies," BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies (2012). Bishnupriya Ghosh is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in postcolonial and global media studies. While publishing essays on literary and visual culture (boundary 2, Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Public Culture, Representations and Screen), in her first two books, Ghosh focused on contemporary elite and popular cultures of globalization. When Borne Across: Literary Cosmopolitics in the Contemporary Indian Novel (Rutgers UP, 2004) addressed the dialectical relations between emerging global markets and postcolonial literatures and Global Icons: Apertures to the Popular (Duke UP, 2011) turned to visual popular culture as it constitutes the global.

About the Series

Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of media and cultural studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies