The Poetics of Fear A Human Response to Human Security

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-05
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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In this book, Erickson analyzes of how the politics of fear operate, To outline one possible response to the intentionally paralyzing logic of fear.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Politics of Fear   Retracting the "Intractable"   Security, Speech Acts, and the Shield of Achilles   Summary: Plotting the CourseChapter 2. The God of Fire's Gift: The Shield of Achilles and the Logic of Fear   The 30 Second Iliad   The Shield of Achilles   The Arms of Agamemnon   Beauty, Hope and Fear   Sarpedon's Body   The Shield in a Modern Context  Achilles and Priam: Setting Aside the ShieldChapter 3. Unheeded Warnings   Sophocles       Ajax       Philoctetes   Thucydides: The Shield in Athenian Hands   Machiavelli: The Prince as Shield BearerChapter 4. Mimesis as Resistance   Shields and Rings: Plato Against the Poets   Plato as a Poet   Plato as a Shield BearerChapter 5. What Begins With Cratylus, Leads to Baudrillard   The Shield as Simulacrum   The Spirit of Terrorism   "Hyperrealist Abjection" or The Shield of Baudrillard   Perseus, Plato, BaudrillardChapter 6. Life as Literature: Politics as Poetics   Odysseus: Artfulness Above All Else   The Homeric Question   Nietzsche's Language   Nietzsche's View: From High MountainsChapter 7. Ekphrasis as Critique   From Perseus to Paris   Auerbach: The Insights of Comparative Mimesis   Krieger: The Still Mo(ve)ment of Ekphrasis   Mitchell: Ekphrastic Hope   Becker: Breaking the Illusion   Case Study: Obama as Shield BearerChapter 8. ConclusionAPPENDIX A: President Bush's Address to a Joint Session of Congress, September 20, 2001APPENDIX B: Remarks by the President on a New Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, March 27, 2009Bibliography

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