The future(s) of risk: Barthes and Baudrillard go to Hollywood

@article{Campbell2010TheFO,
  title={The future(s) of risk: Barthes and Baudrillard go to Hollywood},
  author={Elaine Campbell},
  journal={Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={26 - 7}
}
  • E. Campbell
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Art
  • Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal
Hollywood cinema is rarely acknowledged as an important counterpublic sphere which not only works to stimulate a critical and inclusive dialogue on the nature of risk technologies, but which also facilitates a deliberative engagement with the politics and ethics of risk management. And yet, it is commonplace for the futuristic films of the science fiction genre to take seriously the implications to ‘justice’ of intensified surveillance in liberal democratic societies faced with different kinds… 

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