Medialogies

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ISBN: 9781628923612
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Number of pages: 288
Author: David R. Castillo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Medialogies in PDF and EPUB We are living in a time of inflationary media. While technological change has periodically altered and advanced the ways humans process and transmit knowledge, for the last 100 years the media with which we produce, transmit, and record ideas have multiplied in kind, speed, and power. Saturation in media is provoking a crisis in how we perceive and understand reality. Media become inflationary when the scope of their representation of the world outgrows the confines of their culture's prior grasp of reality. We call the resulting concept of reality that emerges the culture's medialogy. Medialogies offers a highly innovative approach to the contemporary construction of reality in cultural, political, and economic domains. Castillo and Egginton, both luminary scholars, combine a very accessible style with profound theoretical analysis, relying not only on works of philosophy and political theory but also on novels, Hollywood films, and mass media phenomena. The book invites us to reconsider the way reality is constructed, and how truth, sovereignty, agency, and authority are understood from the everyday, philosophical, and political points of view. A powerful analysis of actuality, with its roots in early modernity, this work is crucial to understanding reality in the information age.


The Man Who Invented Fiction

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ISBN: 9781620401767
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Number of pages: 272
Author: William Egginton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online The Man Who Invented Fiction in PDF and EPUB In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That book, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history. Cervantes did more than just publish a bestseller, though. He invented a way of writing. This book is about how Cervantes came to create what we now call fiction, and how fiction changed the world. The Man Who Invented Fiction explores Cervantes's life and the world he lived in, showing how his influences converged in his work, and how his work--especially Don Quixote--radically changed the nature of literature and created a new way of viewing the world. Finally, it explains how that worldview went on to infiltrate art, politics, and science, and how the world today would be unimaginable without it. William Egginton has brought thrilling new meaning to an immortal novel.


How the World Became a Stage

Filename: how-the-world-became-a-stage.pdf
ISBN: 0791455459
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 208
Author: William Egginton
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online How the World Became a Stage in PDF and EPUB Argues that the experience of modernity is fundamentally spatial rather than subjective.



Education Canada

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ISBN: UOM:39015020545052
Release Date: 1969
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The Philosophical Salon

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ISBN: 1785420380
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Number of pages: 268
Author: Michael Marder
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Ulrich s International Periodicals Directory

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ISBN: UOM:39015046281385
Release Date: 2000
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Author: Carolyn F. Ulrich
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Download and read online Ulrich s International Periodicals Directory in PDF and EPUB Contains essential bibliographic and access information on serials published throughout the world.


Training for management in local government

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ISBN: 9264125078
Release Date: 1983
Number of pages: 110
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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Spinoza s Ethics

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ISBN: 1107118115
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Number of pages: 344
Author: Yitzhak Y. Melamed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Spinoza s Ethics in PDF and EPUB Spinoza's Ethics, published in 1677, is considered his greatest work and one of history's most influential philosophical treatises. This volume brings established scholars together with new voices to engage with the complex system of philosophy proposed by Spinoza in his masterpiece. Topics including identity, thought, free will, metaphysics, and reason are all addressed, as individual chapters investigate the key themes of the Ethics and combine to offer readers a fresh and thought-provoking view of the work as a whole. Written in a clear and accessible style, the volume sets out cutting-edge research that reflects, challenges, and promotes the most recent scholarly advances in the field of Spinoza studies, tackling old issues and bringing to light new subjects for debate.


The Coming of the Book

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ISBN: 1859841082
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Number of pages: 378
Author: Lucien Febvre
Publisher: Verso

Download and read online The Coming of the Book in PDF and EPUB Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.


Who Owns Whom

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ISBN: UCSC:32106015527150
Release Date: 2000
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Knowledge Organization

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ISBN: NWU:35556017346370
Release Date: 1983
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Mergent International Manual

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ISBN: UOM:49015002825389
Release Date: 2003
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Digital Anthropology

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ISBN: 9780857852922
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Number of pages: 328
Author: Heather A. Horst
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Digital Anthropology in PDF and EPUB Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.


Screening Nature

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ISBN: 9781782382270
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Number of pages: 304
Author: Anat Pick
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Download and read online Screening Nature in PDF and EPUB Environmentalism and ecology are areas of rapid growth in academia and society at large. Screening Nature is the first comprehensive work that groups together the wide range of concerns in the field of cinema and the environment, and what could be termed "posthuman cinema." It comprises key readings that highlight the centrality of nature and nonhuman animals to the cinematic medium, and to the language and institution of film. The book offers a fresh and timely intervention into contemporary film theory through a focus on the nonhuman environment as principal register in many filmic texts. Screening Nature offers an extensive resource for teachers, undergraduate students, and more advanced scholars on the intersections between the natural world and the worlds of film. It emphasizes the cross-cultural and geographically diverse relevance of the topic of cinema ecology.