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The Resource Critical terms for media studies, edited by W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen

Critical terms for media studies, edited by W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen

Label
Critical terms for media studies
Title
Critical terms for media studies
Statement of responsibility
edited by W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Communications, philosophy, film and video, digital culture: media studies straddles an astounding array of fields and disciplines and produces a vocabulary that is in equal parts rigorous and intuitive. "Critical Terms for Media Studies" defines, and at times redefines, what this new and hybrid area aims to do, illuminating the key concepts behind its liveliest debates and most dynamic topics. Part of a larger conversation that engages culture, technology, and politics, this exciting collection of essays explores our most critical language for dealing with the qualities and modes of contemporary media. Edited by two outstanding scholars in the field, W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen, and featuring a team of distinguished contributors - including N. Katherine Hayles, Johanna Drucker, and Bernard Stiegler - "Critical Terms for Media Studies" offers diverse opportunities for students to understand the language that underpins much of new media. The essays, commissioned expressly for this volume, not only emphasize the ways in which technology changes our understanding of mediation, but also help to articulate issues important to media practitioners, such as the obsolescence of the body and the changing role of memory. Mitchell and Hansen have organized these essays into three interrelated groups: 'Aesthetics' engages with terms that describe sensory experiences and judgments, 'Technology' offers entry into a broad array of technological concepts, and 'Society' invites inquiry into language that describes the systems that allow a medium to function. A compelling reference work for the twenty-first century and the media that form our experience within it, "Critical Terms for Media Studies" will engage and deepen anyone's knowledge of one of our most important new fields
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
302.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.T37
LC item number
C75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mitchell, W. J. T.
  • Hansen, Mark B. N.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and technology
  • Art and technology
  • Technology
  • Digital media
  • Mass media
  • Image (Philosophy)
Label
Critical terms for media studies, edited by W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aesthetics -- Art / Johanna Drucker -- Body / Bernadette Wegenstein -- Image / W.J.T. Mitchell -- Materiality / Bill Brown -- Memory / Bernard Stiegler, with an introduction by Mark B.N. Hansen -- Senses / Caroline Jones -- Time and space / W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen -- Technology -- Biomedia / Eugene Thacker -- Communication / Bruce Clarke -- Cybernetics / N. Katherine Hayles -- Information / Bruce Clarke -- New media / Mark B.N. Hansen -- Hardware/software/wetware / Geoffrey Winthrop-Young -- Technology / John Johnston -- Society -- Exchange / David Graeber -- Language / Cary Wolfe -- Law / Peter Goodrich -- Mass media / John Durham Peters -- Networks / Alexander R. Galloway -- Systems / David Wellbery -- Writing / Lydia H. Liu
Control code
428436867
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226532547
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)428436867
Label
Critical terms for media studies, edited by W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aesthetics -- Art / Johanna Drucker -- Body / Bernadette Wegenstein -- Image / W.J.T. Mitchell -- Materiality / Bill Brown -- Memory / Bernard Stiegler, with an introduction by Mark B.N. Hansen -- Senses / Caroline Jones -- Time and space / W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen -- Technology -- Biomedia / Eugene Thacker -- Communication / Bruce Clarke -- Cybernetics / N. Katherine Hayles -- Information / Bruce Clarke -- New media / Mark B.N. Hansen -- Hardware/software/wetware / Geoffrey Winthrop-Young -- Technology / John Johnston -- Society -- Exchange / David Graeber -- Language / Cary Wolfe -- Law / Peter Goodrich -- Mass media / John Durham Peters -- Networks / Alexander R. Galloway -- Systems / David Wellbery -- Writing / Lydia H. Liu
Control code
428436867
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226532547
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)428436867

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