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Post-Catastrophe

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Taking this argument about the breakdown in ‘mobile city cultures’ further, this chapter considers some more possibilities of a claustropolitan, as opposed to cosmopolitan, sociology. It looks at how ... More


Cultural Politics and Postmarxism

Thomas Docherty

in Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the emancipation of history from the bounds of ‘heritage’ or ‘tradition’ depends upon a position that can only be called ‘post-marxist’. It is also concerned with the ... More


The Idea of Resistance

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter presents ideas that will prove central and the promise of Scottish Literature standing on its own feet, unbeholden to notions of genre, omniscience, and empire. It explains that ... More


Circulatory life: 9/11 as architectural catastrophe and the hypermodernity of Terror

Julian Reid

in The Biopolitics of the War on Terror: Life Struggles, Liberal Modernity and the Defence of Logistical Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074059
eISBN:
9781781701676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074059.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops an account of the significance of the 9/11 attack understood in explicitly architectural terms. It focuses on the critique of the bias toward orthogonal and vertical forms in ... More


Paul Virilio: Speed Space

in Spatial Ecologies: Urban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317545
eISBN:
9781846317217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317217.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the context of speed space by Paul Virilio. Speed is space–time, an environment in which inertia is felt within greater movement on the globe or even in galactic space. Virilio ... More


Aerial Bodies in Polish Cinema

Dorota Ostrowska

in The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: Between Pain and Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474405140
eISBN:
9781474426718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405140.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the representation of the dynamics of the body in flight in selected Polish films from the period of state socialism including The Case of Pilot Maresz, Against Gods, To ... More


Oversharing in the time of selfies: an aesthetics of disappearance?

Amanda du Preez

in Connecting Families?: Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447339946
eISBN:
9781447339984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339946.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the affordances of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the different intergenerational practices of oversharing online. Using the concepts of ‘aesthetics of ... More


Image Machine

Andreas Broeckmann

in Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035064
eISBN:
9780262336109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035064.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter deals with the role that vision and images play in the conjunction of technics and aesthetics in the twentieth century. Based on an analysis of the fundamental technicity of human visual ... More


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, ... More


Art and permeable moments

Jared Pappas-Kelley

in Solvent Form: Art and destruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129246
eISBN:
9781526141927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter two endeavours to define art amid a portmanteau—starting with Jean-Luc Nancy’s understanding of art and the image in The Ground of the Image, Bataille’s ideas concerning art as a rupture or ... More


Walking in the City

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is organized around a specific scene and action performed repeatedly in French new wave cinema: characters walking through the city. These emblematic rambles through urban space often ... More


The SAGEs of the Earth and the Accidental Nature of Environmentality

Robert P. Marzec

in Militarizing the Environment: Climate Change and the Security State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816697229
eISBN:
9781452953564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697229.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter One traces the rise of the military industrial complex and the US National Security State, focusing the connections being establishing throughout the 20th century between the formal and ... More


Inhuman Arts: From Cubism to New Media

Ashley Woodward

in Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Twentieth century European philosophy has seen many influential critiques of the technological dehumanisation process, often accompanied by appeals to the humanising powers of art as a potential ... More


The Constitution of the Real: Documentary, Mockumentary and the Status of the Image

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema’s apparent veri similitude — its ability to document that which appears before the lens — provided the source for early non-fiction film experimentation and opened the door for propaganda and ... More


Dérive psychose géographique: Chloé Delaume’s J’habite dans la télévision

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads Chloé Delaume’s J’habite dans la télévision [I Live in the Television] (2006), a novel that directly confronts the reader with the hegemony of commercial visual media in everyday ... More


Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Joshua Armstrong

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The rapidity of postwar globalization and the structural changes it has brought to both social and spatial aspects of everyday life have meant, in France as elsewhere, the destabilizing of senses of ... More


The Facts of War: Cinematic Intelligence and the Office of Strategic Services

Simon Willmetts

in In Secrecy's Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748692996
eISBN:
9781474421935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692996.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter tells the story of the OSS Field Photographic Unit (FPU) and its impact on American cinema and society. Led by the legendary Hollywood film director John Ford, the FPU produced training, ... More


The Architecture of Constraint and Forgetting

Sandra Kaji-O’Grady

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Georges Perec’s importance for architecture is twofold. First, Perec was interested in architectural space and the organization of the city. In his book Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, Perec ... More


Technology

Felicity Colman

in Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169738
eISBN:
9780231850605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169738.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores technology and the technology image. The structure and forms of film are a part of a technologically informed process, the details of which inform film theory. Film technology ... More


Introduction

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction sets out the terrain of the book by signifying a key historical turning point in postwar France (and the West more generally): the spatial crisis of globalized capitalism. The ... More


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