Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster: Post-Apocalyptic Fictions and the Crisis of Social Order

  • Majid Yar

About this book


This study explores the 'imaginary of disaster' that appears in popular fictions about the apocalyptic breakdown of society. Focusing on representations of crime, law, violence, vengeance and justice, it argues that an exploration post-apocalyptic story-telling offer us valuable insights into social anxieties.


Crime Criminology Disaster Justice Violence Media post-apocalyptic crime gender society utopia violence

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  • Majid Yar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

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