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

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Leopards in the Temple explores 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 interpreting the consequences of technological revolutions. With the exception of Jonas and Heidegger, critiques of technology's influence at the ontological level are relatively rare. Addressing this issue, Steven Carter investigates the ways in which technology, media entertainment, and advertising are in the process of recycling metaphysical values in postmodern society. In this revised edition, he focuses specifically on marginality as a world wide literary phenomenon. Thought provoking and original, Leopards in the Temple represents a timely contribution to the study of technology, popular culture, and postmodern studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Dorota Janowska
Fiction prevails over reality, image over object, machine over man. The identity of the "post-nuclear man" is created by the TV programs he chooses to watch and the brand of the washing powder he chooses to buy. Such is the process of internalizing the Other that Carter presents in his most disquieting, but nevertheless entertaining book.
Arthur J. Spring
...a remarkable essay...on the study of popular culture...Carter goes beyond John Storey's taxonomy.
Arthur J. Spring PhD
...a remarkable essay...on the study of popular culture...Carter goes beyond John Storey's taxonomy.
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Steven Carter is the author of five books of literary and cultural criticism, including Bearing Across: Studies in Literature and Science (University Press of America, 2002). In 1989 he was awarded the Schachterle Prize by the National Society for Literature and Science. In 2001 he became the only two-time winner of Italy's coveted Nuove Lettere International Poetry and Literature Prize. A former Senior Fulbright Fellow at two Polish universities, Professor Carter teaches at California State University, Bakersfield.

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Table of Contents

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