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Ekström, Anders
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Ekström, A. (2016). A failed response?: The humanities in transition. Akademisk Kvarter, 13, 5-15.
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2016 (English)In: Akademisk Kvarter, ISSN 1904-0008, E-ISSN 1904-0008, Vol. 13, 5-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2016
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293473 (URN)
Available from: 2016-05-13 Created: 2016-05-13 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Ekström, A. (2016). Remediation, Time and Disaster. Theory, Culture and Society. Explorations in Critical Social Science, 33(5), 117-138.
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2016 (English)In: Theory, Culture and Society. Explorations in Critical Social Science, ISSN 0263-2764, E-ISSN 1460-3616, Vol. 33, no 5, 117-138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the deep historical contexts for imagining natural disasters. By focusing on a foundational event in the Western disaster imaginary - the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 - and its remediation across centuries, the paper suggests that the real-time aesthetic of the mediation of extreme nature events that now abounds in contemporary culture is profoundly embedded in processes of historical intermediality. The term remediation is used to denote a genuinely historical mechanism by which past and present (process and event) are simultaneously made visible. Empirically, the paper investigates the superimposition of temporal dimensions in recreations of the ancient disaster from the late 18th century to the present. Using the insights gained from this spectacular case study, the paper ends by arguing that a re-temporalization of historical analysis itself is needed for history to contribute to contemporary concerns with the present as a conjuncture of multiple and conflicting time scales.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
Keyword
history; natural disasters; Pompeii; remediation; re-temporalization; temporality
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265472 (URN)10.1177/0263276415625336 (DOI)000382446300006 ()
Projects
From Pompeii to Fukushima: Time, intermediality and transregional imaginaries in disaster discourse
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-1108:1
Available from: 2015-10-29 Created: 2015-10-29 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Ekström, A. (2016). When Is the Now? Monitoring Disaster in the Expansion of Time. International Journal of Communication, 10, 5342-5361.
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2016 (English)In: International Journal of Communication, ISSN 1932-8036, E-ISSN 1932-8036, Vol. 10, 5342-5361 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay inquires into the temporalities that emerge in the context of online news of extreme nature events. It draws on a larger empirical study of what has become a dominant template for online reports on disasters of a different character, scale, and location: short videos, Web TV clips, and series of stills published in a real-time aesthetic frame. In this article, this case study is used as a background for a more theoretical discussion of three temporal registers in particular: (1) the paces and rhythms of the modes of publication and address that this template supports; (2) the interaction of past, present, and future in online news of disasters; and (3) the sense of extended temporalities that emerge from contemporary reports of nature emergencies and geological extremes. The essay also engages with two recurring themes in media history: first, the relationship between new media technologies and the modern notion of an increasingly pervasive culture of the now; and second, the long-standing role of disasters in the history of exploring new media formats and technologies.

National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293470 (URN)000391121600001 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-1108:1
Available from: 2016-05-13 Created: 2016-05-13 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Ekström, A. & Sörlin, S. (2015). Alltings mått: Humanistisk kunskap i framtidens samhälle (2ed.). Stockholm: Norstedts.
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2015 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts, 2015. 288 p. Edition: 2
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265479 (URN)978-91-1-306901-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-10-29 Created: 2015-10-29 Last updated: 2016-05-13
Ekström, A. (Ed.). (2015). Cultures of Disasters. Linköping University Electronic Press.
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2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2015. 202 p.
Series
Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research 7:3 (2015), ISSN 2000-1525
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265476 (URN)
Projects
From Pompeii to Fukushima: Time, intermediality and transregional imaginaries in disaster discourse
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-1108:1
Available from: 2015-10-29 Created: 2015-10-29 Last updated: 2016-05-13
Ekström, A. & Kverndokk, K. (2015). Introduction: Cultures of Disaster. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 7(3), 356-362.
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2015 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 7, no 3, 356-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265468 (URN)
Projects
From Pompeii to Fukushima: Time, intermediality and transregional imaginaries in disaster discourse
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-1108:1
Available from: 2015-10-29 Created: 2015-10-29 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Ekström, A. (2015). Nya miljöer behövs för att stärka humanistiska forskningsanspråk [Review]. www.rj.se.
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2015 (Swedish)In: www.rj.seArticle, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2015
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265474 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-29 Created: 2015-10-29 Last updated: 2016-05-13
Ekström, A. & Svensen, H. (2014). Katastrofen, vitenskapen og oss. Morgenbladet (28/3).
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2014 (Norwegian)In: Morgenbladet, no 28/3Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2014
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230378 (URN)
Projects
From Pompeii to Fukushima: Time, intermediality and transregional imaginaries in disaster discourse
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2014-08-24 Created: 2014-08-24 Last updated: 2016-05-13
Ekström, A. (2014). Katastrofer och kulturell improvisation. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin (1), 11-14.
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2014 (Swedish)In: Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin, ISSN 0800-7489, no 1, 11-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230380 (URN)
Projects
From Pompeii to Fukushima: Time, intermediality and transregional imaginaries
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2014-08-24 Created: 2014-08-24 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Ekström, A. & Svensen, H. H. (2014). Naturkatastrofer i menneskets tidsalder: Mot en tverrfaglig forståelse av antropocen-begrepet. Tidsskrift for kulturforskning, 13(3), 6-21.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Naturkatastrofer i menneskets tidsalder: Mot en tverrfaglig forståelse av antropocen-begrepet
2014 (Norwegian)In: Tidsskrift for kulturforskning, ISSN 1502-7473, E-ISSN 2387-6727, Vol. 13, no 3, 6-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Since the early 2000, the Anthropocene has gained momentum as a new geological and historical epoch defined by the pervasive human influence on Earth systems. The anthropocene concept is widely used both in the scientific literature and elsewhere. The idea of an Age of Man changes our understanding of the relationship between natural and cultural processes and how different societies are interconnected across time and space. One of the challenging aspects of the anthropocene concept is the consequences for the understanding of natural disasters. Traditionally, natural disasters developed along the nature-society interface where the severity depends on the magnitude of the natural hazard and the human vulnerability. However, within the anthropocene framework, natural hazards can be understood as hybrid processes partly controlled by the human influence on Earth systems. The best examples of such hybrid processes are within the climate-related hazards such as heatwaves and floods.   

 

Keywords: Anthropocene, geological processes, history, natural disasters, cross disciplinary understanding

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2014
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239526 (URN)
Available from: 2014-12-29 Created: 2014-12-29 Last updated: 2017-12-05
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