Media, Modernity and Technology: The Geography of the New [NOOK Book]

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From best-selling author David Morley, this book presents a set of interlinked essays which discuss and examine some of the key debates in the fields of media and cultural studies.



Spanning the last decade, this fascinating and readable book is based on interdisciplinary work on the interface of ...

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Media, Modernity and Technology: The Geography of the New

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Overview

From best-selling author David Morley, this book presents a set of interlinked essays which discuss and examine some of the key debates in the fields of media and cultural studies.



Spanning the last decade, this fascinating and readable book is based on interdisciplinary work on the interface of media and cultural studies, cultural geography and anthropology.



Clearly structured in five thematic sections, the book surveys the potential contribution of art-based discourses to the field and offers critical perspectives on the emergence of the ‘new media’ of our age.


Including discussion on the status and future of media and cultural studies as disciplines, the significance of technology and new media, and raising questions about the place of the magical in the newly emerging forms of techno-modernity in which we live today, this is a media student must-read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134317134
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Series: Comedia
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     vii
Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     1
Disciplinary dilemmas: canons and orthodoxies     13
So-called cultural studies: dead ends and reinvented wheels     15
Cultural studies and media studies: contexts, boundaries and politics   Johannes von Moltke     39
Methodological matters: interdisciplinary approaches     67
Methodological problems and research practices: opening up the 'black box'   Claudio Flores     69
Visions of the real: the ethnographic arts     87
The geography of modernity and the orientation of the future     133
Eur Am, modernity, reason and alterity: after the West?     135
Beyond global abstraction: regional theory and the spatialisation of history     157
Domesticity, mediation and the technologies of 'newness'     197
Public issues and intimate histories: mediation, domestication and dislocation     199
Rhetorics of the technological sublime: the paradoxes of technical rationality     235
Techno-anthropology: icons, totems and fetishes     273
Television: not so much a visual medium, more a visible object     275
Magical technologies: the new, the shiny and the symbolic     293
Coda     311
Marvels and wonders: modernity, tradition and technology     313
Index     332
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