Tag Archives: disasters

Rituals of mediatised disasters…

This quote, from an essay by Stephen Knight in his book “The Selling of the Australian Mind” is spot on, IMHO. The weight of news violence is an the incursion into allegedly normal life of sudden destructive threats. That function, … Continue reading

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Disastrous outcomes

“What we need, is a really big climate disaster where lots of white people die; that will make everyone Wake Up.” Hands up if you’ve heard people say that? Hands up if you yourself have said that, or at least … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Paradise Built in Hell

This is an important book that anyone interested in democracy, resilience and our common future should read. Solnit’s basic thesis is that the stories we are told – and tell ourselves – about the aftermath of natural disasters – are … Continue reading

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