City of Panic (Culture Machine Series)

City of Panic (Culture Machine Series)

by Paul Virilio
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845202244

ISBN-13: 9781845202248

Pub. Date: 10/07/2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Written in the shadow of war, City of Panic argues that cities everywhere have been the dedicated target of political and technological terror throughout the 20th century. The wanton erasure of the past, the construction of identikit places, the proliferation of gated-communities, the ever-widening net of surveillance, the privatization of what was public.

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Overview

Written in the shadow of war, City of Panic argues that cities everywhere have been the dedicated target of political and technological terror throughout the 20th century. The wanton erasure of the past, the construction of identikit places, the proliferation of gated-communities, the ever-widening net of surveillance, the privatization of what was public. In this globalized and militarized "everywhere," all citizens are becoming one citizen--saturated, standardized and synchronized--ever more reliant on a media fabricating a world of fear. For the panic of the 21st century is simply the final phase of the pincer movement. Place-less, media-fed, panic-struck - welcome to the desert of the real.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845202248
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/07/2005
Series:
Culture Machine Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Tabula Rasa
• Democracy of Emotion
• Kriegstrasse
• An Accident in Time
• Panicsville
• The Twilight of Places

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