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Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life

Anthony Curtis Adler

Abstract

Taking its departure from a phenomenological encounter with television—indeed a rethinking of the phenomenological method in terms of the way in which the experience of television disarticulates life, opposing my life to the life that is not mine to live and yet mine not to live—this book attempts to illuminate the ontology of late capitalism, focusing on celebrity culture and the rise of the pluripotent gadget. While Heidegger’s analysis of Dasein in Being and Time will serve as the starting point, the theorization of the gadget in particular proceeds by means of bringing Heidegger’s ontology ... More

Keywords: Althusser, celebrity, commodity, gadget, Heidegger, Marx, ontology, phenomenology, television

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823270798
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270798.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Curtis Adler, author
Yonsei University