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Black mirror and critical media theory

Author: Angela M Cirucci; Barry Vacker
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides insight into why Black Mirror has garnered so much attention. Featuring international scholars, the book reverse-engineers Black Mirror episodes and invites readers to consider their own relationships with digital technology through the work of theorists including Foucault, Baudrillard, Debord, McLuhan, and Virilio.
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Black mirror and critical media theory
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018042584
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela M Cirucci; Barry Vacker
ISBN: 9781498573535 1498573533
OCLC Number: 1035294477
Description: xiii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Section 1: Human Identity --
Race, Cyborgs, and the Pitfalls of Biopolitical Discourse In Black Mirror's "Men Against Fire" / Diana Leon-Boys and Morten Stinus Kristensen --
Digitally Natural: Gender Norms in Black Mirror / Angela M. Cirucci --
A Virtual Ever-After: Utopia, Race, and Gender in Black Mirror's "San Junipero" / Eleanor Drage --
Section 2: Surveillance Culture --
Black Mirror's "Nosedive" as a New Panopticon: Interveillance and Digital Parrhesia in Alternative Realities / Francois Allard-Huver and Julie Escurignan --
All Eyes on Me: Surveillance and the Digital Archive in "The Entire History of You" / Derek R. Blackwell --
Seeing the "Surveillant Face" of Technology in Black Mirror: Using Futuristic Scenarios for an Interdisciplinary Discussion on the Feasibility and Implications of Technology / Pinelopi Troullinou and Mathieu d'Aquin --
Section 3: The Spectacle and Hyperreality --
Waldo Wins IRL: Donald Trump, Black Mirror, and the Politics of Jean Baudrillard's Hyperreal / Michael Mario Albrecht --
Why Black Mirror Was Really Written by Jean Baudrillard: A Philosophical Interpretation of Charlie Brooker's Series / Manel Jiménez-Morales and Marta Lopera-Mármol --
Spectacular Tech-Nightmare: Broadcasting Guy Debord / Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns --
Section Four: Aesthetics --
Rhetorical Ethics in Black Mirror: The Aesthetics of Existence in Hyperreality and Posthumanity / Hillary A. Jones --
The Hysterical Sublime: Black Mirror, "Playtest," and the Crises of the Present / Matthew Flisfeder --
Black Mirrors, Hot Media, and Spectral Existence / Barry Vacker and Erin Espelie --
Section Five: Technology and Existence --
Overextended Media: Hashtag Hatred and Domestic Drones / Julia M. Hildebrand --
Unbearable Burden: Discipline, Punishment, and Moral Dystopia in Black Mirror's "White Bear" / Osei Alleyne --
The Entire Evolution of Media: A Media Ecological Approach to Black Mirror / Carlos A. Scolari --
Section Six: Dystopian Futures --
Heterotopias and Utopias in Black Mirror: Michel Foucault on "San Junipero" / Sarah J. Constant​ --
Trapped in Dystopian Techno Realities: Nosediving into Simulation through Consumptive Viewing /Erika M. Thoams and Romin Rajan --
The Dystopia of the Spectator: Past Revival and Acceleration of Time in Black Mirror ("The Entire History of You" and "Be Right Back") / Macarena Urzúa Opaza and Antione Faure --
Conclusion: Connecting Our Themes to Season Four and the Future.
Responsibility: edited by Angela M. Cirucci and Barry Vacker.

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