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Fragmentary Narratives/Fragmented Identities in The Ice Storm

Whitney Crothers Dilley

in The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes The Ice Storm (1997). In The Ice Storm, Lee challenges the viewer with a new level of deconstruction and fragmentation of the family. This choice is an interesting one for the ... More


The Grid and the Village

Stephen Doheny-Farina

in The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the impact of an ice storm on the United States and Canada. In the United States alone, the storm damaged about 18 million acres of rural and urban forests in Maine, New ... More


The Grid Rebuilt

Stephen Doheny-Farina

in The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the breakdown and rebuilding of the electric grid in Potsdam in January 1998. It discusses how, unlike the focused, piercing devastation of a tornado, hurricane, flood, or ... More


The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Stephen Doheny-Farina

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book focuses on electric grids and tells the stories about two villages separated by time, connected by proximity, and united by the challenges of maintaining a community under duress. The story ... More


From Accidents to Disaster

Stephen Doheny-Farina

in The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses accidents and disasters, and relates a fire accident that happened on January 30, 1996. It also discusses an ice storm in Potsdam. The chapter reveals that during the ice ... More


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