Leopards in the Temple: Studies in American Popular Culture / Edition 2

Leopards in the Temple: Studies in American Popular Culture / Edition 2

by Steven Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573093262

ISBN-13: 9781573093262

Pub. Date: 12/30/2001

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Leopards in the Temple is largely concerned with the ways in which exposure to electronic environments influences cultural interpretations of self and otherness in contemporary American life. Philosophers of technology such as Jacques Ellul, Martin Heidegger, Herbert Marcuse, Hans Jonas, and Hubert Dreyfus have taken various approaches to the manifold consequences of…  See more details below

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Leopards in the Temple is largely concerned with the ways in which exposure to electronic environments influences cultural interpretations of self and otherness in contemporary American life. Philosophers of technology such as Jacques Ellul, Martin Heidegger, Herbert Marcuse, Hans Jonas, and Hubert Dreyfus have taken various approaches to the manifold consequences of the technological revolutions of the last hundred years. However, with the exception of the work of Jonas and Heidegger (and, more recently, studies by Don Ihde and Michael Heim), critiques of technology's influences at the ontological level, as opposed to analyses of collective behaviors, are still relatively rare. For this reason, much of Leopards in the Temple is given over to exploring the way(s) in which technology and its "muses" - media entertainment and advertising, the so-called culture of electronics plus capitalism - are in the process of recycling metaphysical values in postmodern society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573093262
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/30/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Prologue: The Poetry of Night
Ch. 1The Horror and Splendor of Radiant Appearing Notes from the Shadow of Chernobyl
Ch. 2The Descent of John Henry's Hammer
Ch. 3Romancing the Apocalypse, or: Why We Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb
Ch. 4Charles is an Angel of Goodness
Ch. 5"The Beauty of Her Vault"
Ch. 6Avatars of the Turtles
Ch. 7Barbie and Jane vs. the Wooden Nutmegs of Connecticut
Ch. 8Paper or Plastic? You Decide
Ch. 9Expecting the Barbarians
Ch. 10Mythopoesis and the Marketplace
Ch. 11Leopards in the Temple
Selected Bibliography
Index

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