Social Tragedy

The Power of Myth, Ritual, and Emotion in the New Media Ecology

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  • Stephanie Alice Baker

Part of the Cultural Sociology book series (CULTSOC)

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About this book


A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies – the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 – to examine their social and political effects.


action ecology emotion Moral New Media Plato Ritual

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48150-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37913-9
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