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dc.contributor.supervisor Powell, Christopher (Sociology) en
dc.contributor.author Jakob, Joey Brooke
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T18:55:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T18:55:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-05T18:55:17Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4261
dc.description.abstract The political and economically based social system of neoliberalism fosters an individualistic perspective that informs people’s actions when confronted by a stranger in crisis. When a stranger is witnessed in crisis, the witness follows the lead of the neoliberal individualistic social structures that deny the plight of those in crisis. The stranger is feared and left to fend for herself in her plight. The creation of spectacles and imaginary notions of ‘stranger danger’ as combined with individuals having blasé attitudes reinforce an individualistic perspective. The mass media help in circulating an archive of images in which the stranger is dangerous, different and to be feared. Because these images are so available, and have become expected, compassion fatigue is set in motion when people are confronted with images of strangers in crisis; compassion fatigue is reinforced by the surrounding individualistic social structures. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject the stranger en
dc.subject compassion fatigue en
dc.subject crisis en
dc.subject blase attitude en
dc.subject spectacle en
dc.subject social response en
dc.subject neoliberalism en
dc.subject stranger danger en
dc.title The stranger in crisis: spectacle and social response en
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Bookman, Sonia (Sociology) Austin-Smith, Brenda (English, Film, and Theatre) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note February 2011 en


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