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Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Abstract

Death is simultaneously silent, and very loud, in political life. Politicians and media scream about potential threats lurking behind every corner, but academic discourse often neglects mortality. Life is everywhere in theorisation of security, but death is nowhere.Making a bold intervention into the Critical Security Studies literature, this book explores the ontological relationship between mortality and security after the Death of God – arguing that security emerged in response to the removal of promises to immortal salvation. Combining the mortality theories of Heidegger and Bauman with li ... More

Keywords: Security, Mortality, Death, Memorialisation, Memory Studies, Critical Security Studies, Sociology of Death, Terrorist, Disaster Recovery, Death of God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993139
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Heath-Kelly, author
University of Warwick