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Howie, Luke

Works: 13 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 2,369 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Luke Howie
Terror on the screen : witnesses and the re-animation of 9/11 as image-event, popular culture, and pornography by Luke Howie( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has often been said that everything changed after 9/11. Popular, tele-visual and screen cultures were not immune. Television shows like 24, Battlestar Galactica, Family Guy and American Dad, and movies like Team America: World Police represented the post-9/11 world in complex and symbolic ways. Television shows like Friends, How I Met Your Mother and Dollhouse, and a Vogue: Italia fashion shoot grappled with the post-9/11 world through absences, presences and symbolic representations of cities and security. These are the artifacts of post-9/11 screen cultures, and witnesses cannot help but watch
Terrorism, the worker and the city : simulations and security in a time of terror by Luke Howie( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Howie's book considers what steps managers and employees can and should take to protect their businesses from the amorphous and indefinable threat of terrorism. Even where they don't perceive a high level threat, business managers who might face having to account for themselves to some post event Inquiry have taken action in consequence of the situation. Often, that action amounts to the introduction of what can be described as 'Simulated Security' which can be effective in terms of providing the reassurance to counter the terrorist objective of disrupting normal life through fear.With it
Witnesses to terror : understanding the meanings and consequences of terrorism by Luke Howie( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terror creates fear and only succeeds where there are witnesses to consume terror. Counter-terrorism in Luke Howie's imaginative framework means countering feelings of terror. He has written an original and critical contribution to terrorism studies in situating different categories of witnesses, and documenting their narratives of trauma and repair. Thoughtful and compassionate, Howe writes without jargon, prediction or pretence about the age of terror."--Bryan S. Turner, Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA 'This impressive book not only engages critically with the specialized literature on terrorism but also introduces a new way of understanding the psychological effects of 9/11. This seminal research examines what it means when terrorists and the mass-media are inextricably intertwined. Howie brilliantly frames terrorism within the sense of uncertainty that it creates. Terrorism's power does not depend on damage or the number of casualties alone - it depends on who is witnesses. Undoubtedly, Witnesses to Terror, is an all-encompassing view of terrorism, which I must confess is one of the best book I have read on the subject.' - Maximiliano E. Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina
Crisis and terror in the age of anxiety : 9/11, the Global Financial Crisis and ISIS by Luke Howie( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book confronts the issues young people face growing up in the confusion and anxiety of today's highly global society. Young people face their futures consumed with feelings of doubt, uncertainty and ambivalence. The Global Financial Crisis and the rise of the Islamic State means young people are transitioning into adulthood in a time that we call an age of anxiety. They may be the first generation to have fewer opportunities than their parents yet, despite this, they are learning to imagine other kinds of futures. These are futures where economic collapse provides opportunities for entrepreneurialism and innovation, where Islamic State does not need to pose a clear and present danger, and where political action provides hope for a better world. Dealing with the current political and economic climate and progressive campaigns such as Black Lives Matter, Howie and Campbell tackle some of the biggest threats to the future of society. An innovative and wide-reaching study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of human geography, disaster studies, politics, and sociology
Behavioural studies, Monash University( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International & domestic political changes - Istanbulites' perceptions in the contemporary urban public sphere by Derya Akguner( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis offers a contemporary analysis of a group of Istanbulites' perceptions on how their lives in the urban public sphere have changed in relation to major international and domestic political changes
Terrorsex : witnesses and the reanimation of 9/11 as image event, commodity and pornography by Luke Howie( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The terrorism threat and managing workplaces by Luke Howie( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Witnesses to terror 2012 by Luke Howie( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conspiracy Narratives in contemporary society by Nicholas Ulbrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"We live in an age of conspiracy" says Don DeLillo (1989). In 2014 it seems that conspiracy theories, and speculation concerning the "truth" about major events, has become a popular theme and pastime in contemporary society. From sold out eleven hour David Icke presentations at Wembley Stadium in the UK (as well as his world tours), to the ever expanding radio and television network of Alex Jones in the United States, it is clear that there is more than just a fringe interest in conspiracy theories.In the academic literature dating back to Richard Hofstadter (1964) though, the phenomenon has been cast as a purely pathological or paranoid behaviour. Recent works, such as that of Sunstien and Vermeule (2009), Aaronovitch (2011) and van der Linden (2013) go further in suggesting that engagement with conspiracy theories is not only a pathological behaviour, but a danger both to modern society and one which threatens to bring an end to the "age of reason." Others however, such as Jane and Fleming (2014) have suggested that conspiracy theories are actually a direct result of Enlightenment thinking, and that they offer a valuable counterweight to modern forms of propaganda.In this thesis I seek to challenge the view that conspiracy theories are a pathological behaviour, and offer instead that in contemporary engagement with conspiracy theories is a form of political resistance that allows the excluded and disaffected a political voice. I also offer that conspiracy theories are best understood as social, cultural and political narratives that are in the words of Michael Barkun (2003) a form of stigmatized knowledge. From this perspective it is possible, I argue, to contextualise conspiracy theories in terms of contemporary political and social issues. Finally, I suggest that conspiracy theories may be a method that is used by those who engage to negotiate social ambivalence as outlined by Bauman (1991).To do this, I interviewed eight Melbournians who were either engaged with conspiracy theories or considered themselves "sceptics." Each of the participants, shared stories of their everyday experiences with conspiracy theories with me. I have analysed their responses using a thematic narrative analysis and underpinning my research were four research questions:[1] How do people living and working in Melbourne define and use conspiracy theories in their everyday lives?;[2] In my data, are conspiracy theories being discussed (and used) as a form of political action for the alienated and marginalized?[3] Does my data collected conform to the two broad understandings that I have outlined in the literature review (the cultural and psychological approaches)?[4] Following question 3, do my participants engage with conspiracy theories as social, cultural and political narratives that offer a new or alternative means of political resistance?
A role for business in the War on Terror by Luke Howie( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Terrorism, transnational crime and security by Darren Palmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Produced for undergraduate units ASL208, ASL308 (Terrorism, transnational crime and security) offered by the Faculty of Arts' School of History, Heritage and Society in Deakin University's Open Campus Program
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Terror on the screen : witnesses and the re-animation of 9/11 as image-event, popular culture, and pornography
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Terrorism, the worker and the city : simulations and security in a time of terror