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Media, Modernity and Technology : The Geography of the New - David Morley

Media, Modernity and Technology

The Geography of the New

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Published: 19th September 2006
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From best-selling author David Morley, this book presents a set of interlinked essays which discuss and examine some of the key debates in the fields of media and cultural studies.


Spanning the last decade, this fascinating and readable book is based on interdisciplinary work on the interface of media and cultural studies, cultural geography and anthropology.


Clearly structured in five thematic sections, the book surveys the potential contribution of art-based discourses to the field and offers critical perspectives on the emergence of the 'new media' of our age.

Including discussion on the status and future of media and cultural studies as disciplines, the significance of technology and new media, and raising questions about the place of the magical in the newly emerging forms of techno-modernity in which we live today, this is a media student must-read.

'A good historical introduction to British cultural studies' - Cultural Geographies

List of illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Disciplinary dilemmas: canons and orthodoxiesp. 13
So-called cultural studies: dead ends and reinvented wheelsp. 15
Cultural studies and media studies: contexts, boundaries and politicsp. 39
Methodological matters: interdisciplinary approachesp. 67
Methodological problems and research practices: opening up the 'black box'p. 69
Visions of the real: the ethnographic artsp. 87
The geography of modernity and the orientation of the futurep. 133
EurAm, modernity, reason and alterity: after the West?p. 135
Beyond global abstraction: regional theory and the spatialisation of historyp. 157
Domesticity, mediation and the technologies of'newness'p. 197
Public issues and intimate histories: mediation, domestication and dislocationp. 199
Rhetorics of the technological sublime: the paradoxes of technical rationalityp. 235
Techno-anthropology: icons, totems and fetishesp. 273
Television: not so much a visual medium, more a visible objectp. 275
Magical technologies: the new, the shiny and the symbolicp. 293
Codap. 311
Marvels and wonders: modernity, tradition and technologyp. 313
Indexp. 332
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ISBN: 9780415333429
ISBN-10: 0415333423
Series: Comedia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 19th September 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.7  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1