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New media, cultural studies, and critical theory after postmodernism 1 edition

New media, cultural studies, and critical theory after postmodernism
Samuels, Robert

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New media, cultural studies, and critical theory after postmodernism
automodernity from Zizek to Laclau
Robert Samuels.

Published 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This book argues that we have moved into a new cultural period, automodernity, which represents a social, psychological, and technological reaction to postmodernity. In fact, by showing how individual autonomy is now being generated through technological and cultural automation, Samuels posits that we must rethink modernity and postmodernity. Part of this rethinking entails stressing how the progressive political aspects of postmodernism need to be separated from the aesthetic consumption of differences in automoderntiy. Choosing culturally relevant studies of The Matrix, Grand Theft Auto, Eminem and Jurassic Park, he interprets these medias through the lens of eminent theorists like Slavoj Zizek, Frederic Jameson, and Henry Jenkins. Ultimately, he argues that what defines postmodernity is the stress on social construction, secular humanism, and progressive social movements that challenge the universality and neutrality of modern reason"--Provided by publisher.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Education, psychoanalysis, social transformation

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306
Library of Congress
BF175.4.C84 .S26 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23697076M
Internet Archive
newmediacultural00samu_792
ISBN 13
9780230619814
LC Control Number
2009034112
Goodreads
7156053

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