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The Resource The cinematic mode of production : attention economy and the society of the spectacle, Jonathan Beller

The cinematic mode of production : attention economy and the society of the spectacle, Jonathan Beller

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The cinematic mode of production : attention economy and the society of the spectacle
Title
The cinematic mode of production
Title remainder
attention economy and the society of the spectacle
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Beller
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A revolutionary reconceptualization of capital and perception during the twentieth century. "Cinema brings the industrial revolution to the eye," writes Jonathan Beller, "and engages spectators in increasingly dematerialized processes of social production." In his groundbreaking critical study, cinema is the paradigmatic example of how the act of looking has been construed by capital as "productive labor." Through an examination of cinema over the course of the twentieth century, Beller establishes on both theoretical and historical grounds the process of the emergent capitalization of perception. This process, he says, underpins the current global economy. By exploring a set of films made since the late 1920s, Beller argues that, through cinema, capital first posits and then presupposes looking as a value-productive activity. He argues that cinema, as the first crystallization of a new order of media, is itself an abstraction of assembly-line processes, and that the contemporary image is a politico-economic interface between the body and capitalized social machinery. Where factory workers first performed sequenced physical operations on moving objects in order to produce a commodity, in the cinema, spectators perform sequenced visual operations on moving montage fragments to produce an image. Beller develops his argument by highlighting various innovations and film texts of the past century. These innovations include concepts and practices from the revolutionary Soviet cinema, behaviorism, Taylorism, psychoanalysis, and contemporary Hollywood film. He thus develops an analysis of what amounts to the global industrialization of perception that today informs not only the specific social functions of new media, but also sustains a violent and hierarchical global society."--Publisher's website
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Beller, Jonathan
Dewey number
791.4301
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.B336 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Interfaces, studies in visual culture
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Motion pictures
Label
The cinematic mode of production : attention economy and the society of the spectacle, Jonathan Beller
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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
Control code
70775696
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781584655824
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9781584655824
  • 9781584655831
Label
The cinematic mode of production : attention economy and the society of the spectacle, Jonathan Beller
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
Control code
70775696
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781584655824
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9781584655824
  • 9781584655831

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