Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite by Charlotte Heath-Kelly

By Charlotte Heath-Kelly

creating a daring intervention into serious defense experiences literature, this ebook explores the ontological courting among mortality and protection. It considers the mortality theories of Heidegger and Bauman along literature from the sociology of demise, ahead of project a comparative exploration of the memorialisation of 4 in demand post-terrorist websites: the area alternate Centre in manhattan, the Bali bombsite, the London bombings and the Norwegian websites attacked by way of Anders Breivik. by way of interviewing the architects and architects of those reconstruction tasks, the ebook exhibits that practices of memorialisation are a retrospective defense endeavour - they disguise and re-narrate the worrying incursion of demise. catastrophe restoration is replete with safeguard practices that go back mortality to its sublimated place and take away the disruption posed via mortality to political authority. The e-book should be of vital curiosity to teachers and postgraduates operating within the fields of serious defense reviews, reminiscence reports and overseas politics.

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