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Book review: Biopolitical media: catastrophe, immunity and bare life by Allen Meek

Garland, Ruth (2016) Book review: Biopolitical media: catastrophe, immunity and bare life by Allen Meek. LSE Review of Books (11 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life, Allen Meek examines the development of media through a biopolitical lens, arguing that the circulation of imagery since the 1840s is implicated in the systematic cataloguing of human life, the increasingly mechanised mass slaughter of animals and humans and biological conceptions of life and death. Ruth Garland finds that while this complex and fascinating interrogation may not always fully convince, it will encourage readers to critically examine how images of violence and catastrophe exercise power over our lives.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66376

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