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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


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


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


Post-Pop

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/9780748643448.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at some contemporary issues from the cultural politics of Pop. Pop is everywhere. Contemporary art is part of Pop culture but Pop is also part of the accelerated culture of ... More


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


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Reading Jean Baudrillard

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers other readings by and on Baudrillard which are not collected in the Reader itself. There is a critical editorial introduction to these readings provided in this chapter.


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


Apocalyptic times

kimberly Hutchings

in Time and World Politics: Thinking the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073021
eISBN:
9781781701447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073021.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Virilio's and Agamben's accounts of world politics. Virilio and Agamben, like Arendt and Benjamin, reject historicism and social science, taking them to be two, equally ... 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


Epilogue: Fantasies of Destruction

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/9780262035064.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

The short epilogue of this book on machine art revisits some of the key themes of the book by introducing the accident as a notion that features not only in critical discourses on technology like ... 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


From dromocracy toward a new critical dromology

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is a discussion of the relationships between roads and their links to notions of culture and material culture in anthropology and other social sciences today. Theoretically, departing from Boas’ ... 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


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


The Forgotten Political Art Par Excellence? Architecture, Design and the Social Sculpting of the Body Politic

Gabriel Rockhill

in Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With a few rare but important exceptions, it is arguable that major contemporary debates on the historical relationship between art and politics—from the work of Lukács and Adorno to that of Lyotard ... 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


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


Fleeing

Lynne Pearce

in Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In response to two of the most celebrated philosophical texts on twentieth-century automobility – Jean Baudrillard’s America (1986) and Paul Virilio’s Negative Horizon (1984) – this chapter argues ... More


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