Symbolic Misery- Volume 1 : The Hyperindustrial Epoch
Stiegler appeals to the art world to develop a political understanding of its role. In this volume he pays particular attention to cinema which occupies a unique position in the temporal war that is the cause of symbolic misery: at once industrial technology and art, cinema is the aesthetic experience that can combat conditioning on its own territory. This highly original work - the first in Stiegler s Symbolic Misery series - will be of particular interest to students in film studies, media and cultural studies, literature and philosophy and will consolidate Stiegler s reputation as one of the most original cultural theorists of our time.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 148 x 228 x 12mm | 200g
- 15 Sep 2014
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Martin Crowley, Queen's College, University ofCambridge
"Expanding on Deleuze's idea of control societies , BernardStiegler provocatively diagnoses the misery of contemporarysociety as a collective exclusion from the creation of symbols. Awar is being waged, he argues: capitalistic marketing is theinstrument of choice, the battleground is aestheticsand the fightis for the control of affect. Recommended for anyone interested inthe contemporary cultural condition."
N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University
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