The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Social Context / Edition 2

The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Social Context / Edition 2

by Mark Poster
     
 

Electronic communications are new language experiences in part by virtue of electrification. But how are they different from ordinary speech and writing? And what is the significance of this difference? This book explores these differences and in particular considers various theoretical perspectives that might be useful for opening new interpretive strategies for… See more details below

Overview

Electronic communications are new language experiences in part by virtue of electrification. But how are they different from ordinary speech and writing? And what is the significance of this difference? This book explores these differences and in particular considers various theoretical perspectives that might be useful for opening new interpretive strategies for critical social theory in relation to these differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226675961
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Edition description:
1
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Words without Things
1. The Concept of Postindustrial Society: Bell and the Problem of Rhetoric
2. Baudrillard and TV Ads: The Language of the Economy
3. Foucault and Databases: Participatory Surveillance
4. Derrida and Electronic Writing: The Subject of the Computer
5. Lyotard and Computer Science: The Possibilities of Postmodern Politics
Notes
Names
Index

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