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Wound Culture

story © Michael Betancourt | published February 14, 2003 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

A spectacle of violence forms around the scene of the crime. The phantom public audience is self-conscious when they encounter the site of violence. It is the as if quality of murder sites seen in mass media that create a gathering point around the wound. The cohesion of civil society is menaced by violence; this is its source of fascinationthe threat it poses through its relationship to chaos.




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