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Author Lam, Anita, author
Title Criminal anthroposcenes : media and crime in the vanishing Arctic / by Anita Lam, Matthew Tegelberg
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 260 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in crime, media and culture
Palgrave studies in crime, media and culture
Note 1. Introduction -- 2. Criminal Anthroposcenes: Why Scenes Matter and the Matter of Scenes -- 3. Establishing Shots: Detecting Anthropogenic Fog in Modern Crime Scene Photography -- 4. #Sickbear: Photographing Polar Bears as Ideal Nonhuman Victims -- 5.Dark Tourism in Iceberg Alley: The Hidden Ecological Costs of Consuming Iceberg Deaths -- 6.Passenger Security and Spacetime: Touring the Northwest Passage in the Wake of Colonialism and Climate Change -- 7. Conclusion
This book compares and contrasts traditional crime scenes with scenes of climate crisis to offer a more expansive definition of crime which includes environmental harm. The authors reconsider what crime scenes have always included and might come to include in the age of the Anthropocene - a new geological era where humans have made enough significant alterations to the global environment to warrant a fundamental rethinking of human-nonhuman relations. In each of the chapters, the authors reframe enduringly popular Arctic scenes, such as iceberg hunting, cruising and polar bear watching, as specific criminal anthroposcenes. By reading climate scenes in this way, the authors aim to productively deploy the representation of crime to make these scenes more engaging to policymakers and ordinary viewers. Criminal Anthroposcenes brings together insights from criminology, climate change communication, and tourism studies in order to study the production and consumption of media representations of Arctic climate change in the hope of to mobilizing more urgent public and policy responses to climate change
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Criminology
Climatic changes -- Law and legislation
Crime and the Media
Critical Criminology
Culture and Technology
Environmental Communication
Environmental Geography
Sociology, general
Alt Author Tegelberg, Matthew, author
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