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The Iconoclastic Imagination
The Iconoclastic Imagination

The Iconoclastic Imagination

Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11
Ned O'Gorman
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The Iconoclastic Imagination

Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11
Ned O'Gorman
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Bloody, fiery spectacles—the Challenger disaster, 9/11, JFK's assassination—have given us moments of catastrophe that make it easy to answer the "where were you when" question and shape our ways of seeing what came before and after. Why are these spectacles so packed with meaning?In The Iconoclastic Imagination, Ned O'Gorman approaches each of these moments as an image of icon-destruction that give us distinct ways to imagine social existence in American life. He argues that the Cold War gave rise to crises in political, aesthetic, and political-aesthetic representations. Locating all of these crises within a "neoliberal imaginary," O'Gorman explains that since the Kennedy assassination, the most powerful way to see "America" has been in the destruction of representative American symbols or icons. This, in turn, has profound implications for a neoliberal economy, social philosophy, and public policy. Richly interwoven with philosophical, theological, and rhetorical traditions, the book offers a new foundation for a complex and innovative approach to studying Cold War America, political theory, and visual culture.

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Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Year
2015
ISBN
9780226310374
Topic
History
Subtopic
World History

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