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Black mirror and critical media theory

Author: Angela M Cirucci; Barry Vacker
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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) 2018030946
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela M Cirucci; Barry Vacker
ISBN: 9781498573542 1498573541
OCLC Number: 1050870950
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 260 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Introduction; Section 1: Human Identity; Chapter One: Race, Cyborgs, and the Pitfalls of Biopolitical Discourse In Black Mirror's "Men Against Fire"; Chapter Two: Digitally Natural; Chapter Three: A Virtual Ever-After; Section 2: Surveillance Culture; Chapter Four: Black Mirror's "Nosedive" as a New Panopticon; Chapter Five: All Eyes on Me; Chapter Six: Seeing the "Surveillant Face" of Technology in Black Mirror; Section 3: The Spectacle and Hyperreality; Chapter Seven: Waldo Wins IRL; Chapter Eight: Why Black Mirror Was Really Written by Jean Baudrillard Chapter Nine: Spectacular Tech-Nightmare; Section Four: Aesthetics; Chapter Ten: Rhetorical Ethics in Black Mirror; Chapter Eleven: The Hysterical Sublime; Chapter Twelve: Black Mirrors, Hot Media, and Spectral Existence; Section Five: Technology and Existence; Chapter Thirteen: Overextended Media; Chapter Fourteen: Unbearable Burden; Chapter Fifteen: The Entire Evolution of Media; Section Six: Dystopian Futures; Chapter Sixteen: Heterotopias and Utopias in Black Mirror​; Chapter Seventeen: Trapped in Dystopian Techno Realities; Chapter Eighteen: The Dystopia of the Spectator; Conclusion; Index
Responsibility: edited by Angela M. Cirucci and Barry Vacker.

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