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

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Publication date2015
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages116
ISBN (Electronic)9781137509079
ISBN (Print)9781349506149
Original languageEnglish


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.