Apocalypse Culture

Filename: apocalypse-culture.pdf
ISBN: 9781936239566
Release Date: 1990-12-01
Number of pages: 362
Author: Adam Parfrey
Publisher: Feral House

Download and read online Apocalypse Culture in PDF and EPUB "Parfrey has edited a new book of Revelation, a collection which is almost as awesome and terrifying as the original biblical text." --Edwin Pouncey, NME "Apocalypse Culture is compulsory reading for all those concerned with the crisis of our times. An extraordinary collection unlike anything I have ever encountered. These are the terminal documents of the twentieth century." --J.G. Ballard

Apocalypse culture

Filename: apocalypse-culture.pdf
ISBN: 0941693023
Release Date: 1987-10
Number of pages: 272
Author: Adam Parfrey

Download and read online Apocalypse culture in PDF and EPUB An unorthodox sociological approach to contemporary apocalyptic thought.

Post apocalyptic Culture

Filename: post-apocalyptic-culture.pdf
ISBN: 9780802098153
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 208
Author: Teresa Heffernan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Download and read online Post apocalyptic Culture in PDF and EPUB Heffernan uses modernist and post-modernist novels as evidence of the diminished faith in the existence of an inherently meaningful end.

Hoarders Doomsday Preppers and the Culture of Apocalypse

Filename: hoarders-doomsday-preppers-and-the-culture-of-apocalypse.pdf
ISBN: 9781137468086
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Number of pages: 78
Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Hoarders Doomsday Preppers and the Culture of Apocalypse in PDF and EPUB The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world.

The End of the World

Filename: the-end-of-the-world.pdf
ISBN: 9781906924508
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 222
Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa
Publisher: Open Book Publishers

Download and read online The End of the World in PDF and EPUB Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production - from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games. This volume examines historical and imaginary scenarios of apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Lisboa also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture's most fascinating and enduring preoccupations.

Everyday Apocalypse

Filename: everyday-apocalypse.pdf
ISBN: 9781441231703
Release Date: 2002-12-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: David Dark
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online Everyday Apocalypse in PDF and EPUB The term "apocalypse" usually evokes images of mass destruction-burning buildings and nuclear fallout, or even rapture and tribulation. Often, our attempts to interpret the imagery of the book of Revelation seem to carry us far away from our day-to-day existence. David Dark challenges this narrow understanding in Everyday Apocalypse, calling his readers back to the root of the word, which is "revelation." Through readings of Flannery O'Connor stories and savvy discussion of The Matrix themes, Dark calls us to imagine the apocalypse as a more watchful way of being in the world. He draws on the sometimes unlikely wisdom of popular culture-including The Simpsons and films like The Truman Show-to highlight how the imagination can expose our moral condition. Ultimately, Dark presents apocalypse as honest self-assessment and other-centeredness in the here and now. This engaging book holds enormous appeal for readers interested in the pursuit of everyday spirituality. It will delight lovers of literature, popular music, and movies, as well as anyone concerned with a Christian response to popular culture.


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ISBN: 9782357794108
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Author: Adam Parfrey

Download and read online CAMION NOIR in PDF and EPUB Deux millénaires se sont écoulés depuis la mort du Christ et le monde est devenu fou. Prophètes nihilistes, pornographes illuminés, schizophrènes transcendantaux, messies en tous genres sont unis par leur foi en une catastrophe planétaire imminente. Quelles sont les forces en action derrière ce délire de masse ? Apocalypse Culture présente un panorama complet, édifiant et troublant des territoires psychotiques d’aujourd’hui. Comme le dit J. G. Ballard : « Apocalypse Culture est une lecture fascinante pour tous ceux qui s’intéressent à la crise majeure que traverse notre époque. Une compilation extraordinaire comme j’en ai rarement lue. Voici les documents définitifs qui nous renseignent sur la folie terminale du XXe siècle.»

How to Survive the Apocalypse

Filename: how-to-survive-the-apocalypse.pdf
ISBN: 9781467445290
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Number of pages: 176
Author: Robert Joustra
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Download and read online How to Survive the Apocalypse in PDF and EPUB Incisive insights into contemporary pop culture and its apocalyptic bent The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse — cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios — in contemporary entertainment. In How to Survive the Apocalypse Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson examine a number of popular stories — from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead — and argue that such apocalyptic stories reveal a lot about us here and now, about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties. Besides analyzing the dsytopian shift in popular culture, Joustra and Wilkinson also suggest how Christians can live faithfully and with integrity in such a cultural context.

Hoarders Doomsday Preppers and the Culture of Apocalypse

Filename: hoarders-doomsday-preppers-and-the-culture-of-apocalypse.pdf
ISBN: 9781137468086
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Number of pages: 78
Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Hoarders Doomsday Preppers and the Culture of Apocalypse in PDF and EPUB The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world.

Global Media Apocalypse

Filename: global-media-apocalypse.pdf
ISBN: 9781137005458
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Number of pages: 228
Author: J. Lewis
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Global Media Apocalypse in PDF and EPUB The modern world seems trapped between fantasies of infinite pleasure and the prospects of total global catastrophe. Global Media Apocalypse explores these contrary imaginings through an evolving cultural ecology of violence. Articulated through the global media, these apocalyptic fantasies express a profoundly human condition of crisis.

Savage Perils

Filename: savage-perils.pdf
ISBN: 080613822X
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 270
Author: Patrick B. Sharp
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Download and read online Savage Perils in PDF and EPUB Revisiting the racial origins of the conflict between “civilization” and “savagery” in twentieth-century America The atomic age brought the Bomb and spawned stories of nuclear apocalypse to remind us of impending doom. As Patrick Sharp reveals, those stories had their origins well before Hiroshima, reaching back to Charles Darwin and America’s frontier. In Savage Perils, Sharp examines the racial underpinnings of American culture, from the early industrial age to the Cold War. He explores the influence of Darwinism, frontier nostalgia, and literary modernism on the history and representations of nuclear weaponry. Taking into account such factors as anthropological race theory and Asian immigration, he charts the origins of a worldview that continues to shape our culture and politics. Sharp dissects Darwin’s arguments regarding the struggle between “civilization” and “savagery,” theories that fueled future-war stories ending in Anglo dominance in Britain and influenced Turnerian visions of the frontier in America. Citing George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil,” Sharp argues that many Americans still believe in the racially charged opposition between civilization and savagery, and consider the possibility of nonwhite “savages” gaining control of technology the biggest threat in the “war on terror.” His insightful book shows us that this conflict is but the latest installment in an ongoing saga that has been at the heart of American identity from the beginning—and that understanding it is essential if we are to eradicate racist mythologies from American life.

After the End

Filename: after-the-end.pdf
ISBN: 0816629331
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 278
Author: James Berger
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Download and read online After the End in PDF and EPUB In this study of the cultural pursuit of the end and what follows, Berger contends that every apocalyptic depiction leaves something behind, some mixture of paradise and wasteland. Combining literary, psychoanalytic, and historical methods, Berger mines these depictions for their weight and influence on current culture. He applies wide-ranging evidence--from science fiction to Holocaust literature, from Thomas Pynchon to talk shows, from American politics to the fiction of Toni Morrison--to reveal how representations of apocalyptic endings are indelibly marked by catastrophic histories.

The Walking Dead and Philosophy

Filename: the-walking-dead-and-philosophy.pdf
ISBN: 9780812697674
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 262
Author: Wayne Yuen
Publisher: Open Court Publishing

Download and read online The Walking Dead and Philosophy in PDF and EPUB Offers a selection of essays using the popular graphic novel and television program, providing a humorous look at the study of philosophy and philosophical topics.

American Apocalypse

Filename: american-apocalypse.pdf
ISBN: 9780674048362
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Number of pages: 459
Author: Matthew Avery Sutton
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online American Apocalypse in PDF and EPUB In the first comprehensive history of American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, Matthew Sutton shows how charismatic Protestant preachers, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Narrating the story from the perspective of the faithful, he shows how apocalyptic thinking influences the American mainstream today.

Station Eleven

Filename: station-eleven.pdf
ISBN: 9780385353311
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Number of pages: 352
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Station Eleven in PDF and EPUB 2014 National Book Award Finalist A New York Times Bestseller An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them. Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten’s arm is a line from Star Trek: “Because survival is insufficient.” But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave. Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.