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Media technology : critical perspectives

Author: Joost van Loon
Publisher: Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2008.
Series: Issues in cultural and media studies.
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Using philosophical and historical analysis, this book illustrates how throughout the course of society, different forms of media have helped to shape our perceptions, expectations and interpretations.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Loon, Joost van.
Media technology.
Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)679345253
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joost van Loon
ISBN: 9780335214471 0335214479 0335214460 9780335214464
OCLC Number: 148823418
Description: xii, 174 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Chapter 1: An Introduction --
Mediation as a black box --
Media as phenomena --
Mediation and politics --
Mediation as social interaction --
Mediation as cultural reproduction --
Technology as ordering --
Form --
Historicity --
Cultural embedding --
Embodiment (and disembodiment) --
Outline --
Suggested further reading --
Chapter 2: A Critical History of Media Technology --
Technological and social change: bias in the work of Harold Innis --
Wealth, power and knowledge --
From political economy to biophilosophy --
The tetrad --
Critical media analysis --
Media as 'Extensions of Man' [sic] --
An example: print in China and Europe --
Decentred subjects --
Hybrid media --
McLuhan as a cyborg theorist? --
Media evolutions --
An alternative critique --
Conclusion --
Suggested further reading --
Chapter 3: Alternative Trajectories --
A German trajectory: the work of Benjamin --
Benjamin's historical materialism --
'The Work of Art' in an age of mechanical reproduction --
Cult value and exhibition value --
A British trajectory: Cultural Studies --
Raymond Williams' cultural history of television --
Against technological determinism --
Need and technological innovation --
Anglo-Germanic synergies? --
Aura and structure of feeling --
A French trajectories: Barthes and Baudrillard --
Barthes: text and image --
Text --
Image --
Denotation and connotation --
Baudrillard on electronic hyper-visualization --
Branding --
Popular valorization --
Telematics and the post-modern --
The simulacrum --
Entropy and self-referential mediation (autopoiesis) --
Conclusion --
Suggested further reading --
Chapter 4: 'Media as extensions of wo/man --
Technological fixation: engendering the gaze --
The pornography issue --
Pornography as a technology of mediation --
Simulation revisited: manipulating needs --
Feminist medium analyses --
Domestication --
The ascendance of 'the Feminine' --
Post-humanism and cyberfeminism --
Embodiment and enframing --
Conclusion --
Suggested further reading --
Chapter 5: New media and networked (dis) embodiment --
Electronic communication media --
The mass rally --
Telematics and disorientation --
Cyberspace and the interface --
Interfaciality and identification: the case of cyber rape --
Virtual being --
Touch --
Media as actor networks --
Analysing mediation as action --
Representation and re-presentation --
Transduction --
Mediation and trust --
Runescapism --
Conclusion --
Suggested further reading --
Chapter 6: Conclusion --
Mediation and 'thirdness' --
Attunement as a historical process --
Sensibility and cultural specificity --
Technological being --
Inspiration --
Coevolution --
Medium, space and time --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Issues in cultural and media studies.
Responsibility: Joost Van Loon.

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