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dc.contributor.supervisorPowell, Christopher (Sociology)en
dc.contributor.authorJakob, Joey Brooke
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-05T18:55:17Z
dc.date.available2010-10-05T18:55:17Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-05T18:55:17Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4261
dc.description.abstractThe 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.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectthe strangeren
dc.subjectcompassion fatigueen
dc.subjectcrisisen
dc.subjectblase attitudeen
dc.subjectspectacleen
dc.subjectsocial responseen
dc.subjectneoliberalismen
dc.subjectstranger dangeren
dc.titleThe stranger in crisis: spectacle and social responseen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBookman, Sonia (Sociology) Austin-Smith, Brenda (English, Film, and Theatre)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2011en


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