ISBN-10:
0231113455
ISBN-13:
9780231113458
Pub. Date:
05/12/2004
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Transmitting Culture

Transmitting Culture

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231113458
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/12/2004
Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Régis Debray is professor of philosophy in the Faculté de Lettres at the Université de Lyon III. Founder and editor of Les Cahiers de médiologie, former aide to president François Mitterand, erstwhile associate of Che Guevara, and captive cause célèbre in Bolivia (1967–1970), he is the author of numerous books, including Media Manifestos: On the Technological Transmission of Cultural Forms; Charles de Gaulle: Futurist of the Nation; Against Venice; Revolution in the Revolution?; and Teachers, Writers, Celebrities: The Intellectuals of Modern France. His political memoir, Blessed Be Our Gods, is forthcoming.

Table of Contents

Foreword
1. The Medium's Two Bodies
The Material Dimension
The Diachronic Dimension
The Political Dimension
The Mechanics of Transmission
Circumscribing a Discipline
Organized Matter and Materialized Organization
Networks and Territories
Christianity's Mediology
2. Crossroads or Double Helix?
The Two Lines
The Tragedy of Transmission
3. The Exact Science of Angels
A Venerable Protomediology
Go-Betweens
Angels, Present!
Mediabolics
4. Fault Lines
The Seismic Zone
Interdependencies
Demarcation
5. Tool Lines
Ethnos contra Technics
Retrograde Progress
Man's Proper Study
6. Disciplinary Imperialisms
The Risks of "All-Socio"
The Risks of "All-Bio"
7. Ways of Doing
Decentering
Materializing
Dynamizing
A Disciplinary Proviso
Against the Stream

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