publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Crisis Thought

Morris, Edwin Kent;
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  • Published: 04 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
Abstract
Crisis thought is an idea that gives a name to and accounts for some of the problematics of the sign crisis in political, social, cultural, and economic discourse. Specifically, crisis thought is a discursive formation, a concept used loosely here to refer to an assemblage of signs such as anxiety or fear that evoke or invoke similar, but inaccurate connotations as crisis in political and everyday usage. The general question this study grapples with is why political, social, cultural, and economic crises are often recognized and, yet, are seemingly unrecognized, unaddressed, or accepted as a basic part of political and ordinary life. This study focuses on the mo...
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free text keywords: crisis, crisis thought, politics, media, security
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