Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

Author: Christos Lynteris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000698886

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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This book develops an examination and critique of human extinction as a result of the ‘next pandemic’ and turns attention towards the role of pandemic catastrophe in the renegotiation of what it means to be human. Nested in debates in anthropology, philosophy, social theory and global health, the book argues that fear of and fascination with the ‘next pandemic’ stem not so much from an anticipation of a biological extinction of the human species, as from an expectation of the loss of mastery over human/non-humanl relations. Christos Lynteris employs the notion of the ‘pandemic imaginary’ in order to understand the way in which pandemic-borne human extinction refashions our understanding of humanity and its place in the world. The book challenges us to think how cosmological, aesthetic, ontological and political aspects of pandemic catastrophe are intertwined. The chapters examine the vital entanglement of epidemiological studies, popular culture, modes of scientific visualisation, and pandemic preparedness campaigns. This volume will be relevant for scholars and advanced students of anthropology as well as global health, and for many others interested in catastrophe, the ‘end of the world’ and the (post)apocalyptic.

As If

As If

Author: Michael Saler

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195343168

Category: Computers

Page: 294

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A history of imaginary worlds from the late nineteenth century to the present, from Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes to the virtual worlds of computer games.

Virtual Worlds

Virtual Worlds

Author: Jean-claude Heudin

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047519791

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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A complementary volume to the First International Conference on Virtual Worlds held in July 1988. The selected contributions have been heavily reviewed in order to reflect the initial ideas of the author when the conference was launched.

The Self in Its Worlds

The Self in Its Worlds

Author: Troy Wilson Organ

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038481417

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Using the term world to mean a creative response to objective reality, this book considers the ways in which Eastern and Western peoples construct their natural, social, aesthetic, and religious worlds. It points the way to a view of Eastern and Western as complementary, rather than contradictory, descriptions.

Repression, Exile, and Democracy

Repression, Exile, and Democracy

Author: Saúl Sosnowski

Publisher: Latin America in Translation

ISBN: UVA:X002161151

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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"Most of the essays in this book were originally presented at a 1986 conference on Uruguay; however, several of the chapters were updated immediately prior to publication. Overall, work serves as excellent document on prevailing cultural perspectives in initial years of the return to democracy. Several articles provide a stimulating perspective on dictatorship and democracy"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.