New Media, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory After Postmodernism

New Media, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory After Postmodernism by Robert Samuels

By: Robert Samuels

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9780230619814
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Hardcover
Pages
256
Dimensions
153 x 235 x 20mm

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"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 differencesin 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.
ISBN:
9780230619814
Publication Date:
22 / 12 / 2009
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
153 x 235 x 20mm

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