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The Second Media Age / Edition 1
     

The Second Media Age / Edition 1

by Mark Poster
 

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ISBN-10: 0745613969

ISBN-13: 9780745613963

Pub. Date: 08/11/1995

Publisher: Wiley

This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age".

Overview

This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745613963
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/11/1995
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical Reconsiderations: .

1. Social Theory and the New Media.

2. Postmodern Virtualities.

3. Postmodernity and the Politics of Multiculturalism.

4. The Mode of Information and Postmodernity.

5. Databases as Discourse, or Electronic Interpellations.

6. Critical Theory and TechnoCulture: Habermas and Baudrillard.

Part II: Medias: .

7. Politics in the Mode of Information: Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. .

8. RoboBody.

9. What Does Wotan Want? Ambivalent Feminism in Wagner's Ring. .

10. War in the Mode of Information.

Notes.

Index.

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