The Second Media Age

The Second Media Age

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This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age."show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 200 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745668224
  • 9780745668222

Table of contents

Part I: Theoretical Reconsiderations: . 1. Social Theory and the New Media. 2. Postmodern Virtualities. 3. Postmodernity and the Politics of Multiculturalism. 4. The Mode of Information and Postmodernity. 5. Databases as Discourse, or Electronic Interpellations. 6. Critical Theory and TechnoCulture: Habermas and Baudrillard. Part II: Medias: . 7. Politics in the Mode of Information: Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. . 8. RoboBody. 9. What Does Wotan Want? Ambivalent Feminism in Wagner's Ring. . 10. War in the Mode of Information. Notes. Index.show more

About Mark Poster

Mark Poster is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.show more

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