Primal Scenes of Communication: Communication, Consumerism, and Social Movements

Primal Scenes of Communication: Communication, Consumerism, and Social Movements

by Ian Angus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791446662

ISBN-13: 9780791446669

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Angus (humanities and sociology, Simon Fraser U.) argues that the materiality of communication media constitutes social relations, and that social relations should be understood as technology-identity complexes. He then uses that theory to characterize consumer society, as well as the social movements criticizing that society, as a unique epoch of communication.…  See more details below

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Angus (humanities and sociology, Simon Fraser U.) argues that the materiality of communication media constitutes social relations, and that social relations should be understood as technology-identity complexes. He then uses that theory to characterize consumer society, as well as the social movements criticizing that society, as a unique epoch of communication. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791446669
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
SUNY series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Language and Institution in the Human Sciences

Part I: The Materiality of Expressive Forms

2. Medium of Communication

3. Comparative Media Theory

4. Technology and Social Identity

5. Phenomenology of Communication

Part II: Loss of Mediation in Consumer Society

6. From Competitive Capitalism to Consumer Society

7. Reduction of Culture to Information

8. Representation versus Constitution

9. Consumer Identities

Part III: Social Movements

10. Three Strategies of Resistance

11. New Mediations

12. Discourse and Identity

13. Conclusion

Notes

Index

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