Postmodernism Or The Cultural Logic Of Late Capitalism

Author : Fredric Jameson
ISBN : 0822310902
Genre : Art
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Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of “postmodernism” Jameson’s inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from “high”; art to “low,” from market ideology to architecture, from painting to “punk” film, from video art to literature.
Category: Art

Postmodernism

Author : Douglas Kellner
ISBN : UCSC:32106016085679
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

City And Trauma

Author : Bettina Fraisl
ISBN : 3826027566
Genre : Cities and towns
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New York, Sarajevo, Hiroshima, Berlin, Pforzheim, Manchester, Kuta, Riga - Städte wie diese wurden im 20. Jahrhundert Schauplätze von durch Menschen verursachten Katastrophen. Einige dieser Städte gerinnen in der globalen Wahrnehmung gleichsam zu Synonymen von schrecklichen Ereignissen, deren Häufung sich im vergangenen Jahrhundert mit den Möglichkeiten der medialen und literarischen Verbreitung von Stadtbildern und visualisierten/literarisierten Leiderfahrungen verbindet. Die sich in diesem Kontext stellenden Fragen nach konkreten Ausprägungen von traumatischen Erfahrungen im urbanen Raum und der Veränderung von Stadtwahrnehmung durch ein (potentiell) traumatisierendes Ereignis bilden die Ausgangspunkte des Sammelbandes "Stadt und Trauma". Konkret untersucht werden sowohl Veränderungen im Stadtbild, Transformationen von urbanen Gedächtnisorten und Lesarten als auch künstlerische, vor allem literarische Reflexionen solcher Veränderungen.
Category: Cities and towns

Reader Neue Medien

Author : Karin Bruns
ISBN : 9783839403396
Genre : Social Science
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Der »Reader Neue Medien« stellt erstmals im deutschsprachigen Raum Grundlagentexte zum Themenkomplex der »neuen« digitalen und interaktiven Medien- und Kommunikationstechnologien zusammen - kommentiert und erweitert um die relevanten biografischen, sozial- und medienhistorischen Kontexte. Der Schwerpunkt der Textsammlung liegt auf einem kulturwissenschaftlichen Ansatz, der den Computer als Bedeutung generierendes Medium versteht, mit dem sich Macht erzeugen, Politik betreiben und Kunst hervorbringen lässt. Durch die kommentierte Zusammenstellung wird ein kompakter Zugriff auf das heterogene Gebiet der digitalen Medien und Kunst möglich. Mit bisher nicht auf Deutsch erschienenen Beiträgen u.a. von Espen J. Aarseth, Anne Balsamo, John Perry Barlow, Donna Haraway, Nam June Paik, Alan M. Turing und Sherry Turkle.
Category: Social Science

Philosophie Der Musik Nach Karl Marx

Author : Andreas Domann
ISBN : 9783495817865
Genre : Philosophy
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In diesem Buch wird der Versuch unternommen, einen Grundriss des materialistischen Denkens über Musik zu entwerfen, sofern sich dieses auf marxsche und marxistische Ideen beruft. Zum einen sollen dessen in der Philosophie verankerte Kernprobleme freigelegt werden, zum anderen wird nach der Stichhaltigkeit und der Tragfähigkeit marxistischer Denkfiguren in Musikästhetik und -historiographie gefragt. Anstelle einer chronologischen oder positivistischen Materialsammlung werden zentrale Problemfelder behandelt, die sich aus Quellen ableiten lassen, die nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in Deutschland entstanden oder rezipiert worden sind. So wie sich einerseits dabei die relative Zeitlosigkeit marxscher Ansätze herausstellt, so kann andererseits gezeigt werden, dass die Fixierung des bisherigen marxistischen Musikdenkens auf bestimmte Realismuskonzepte eine einseitige und verengende Rezeption des marxschen Denkens darstellt.
Category: Philosophy

Die Nat Rlichkeit Des Spielens

Author : Rolf F. Nohr
ISBN : 9783825816797
Genre : Computerspiel - Medienwirkungsforschung
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Category: Computerspiel - Medienwirkungsforschung

Terminal Identity

Author : Scott Bukatman
ISBN : 0822313405
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

American Postfeminist Cinema Women Romance And Contemporary Culture

Author : Michele Schreiber
ISBN : 9780748693375
Genre : Performing Arts
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In light of their tremendous gains in the political and professional sphere, why is it that most contemporary American films aimed at women still focus almost exclusively on their pursuit of a heterosexual romantic relationship? American Postfeminist Cinema explores this question and is the first book to examine the symbiotic relationship between heterosexual romance and postfeminist culture. The book argues that since 1980, postfeminism's most salient tensions and anxieties have been reflected and negotiated in the American romance film. Case studies from a broad range of Hollywood and independent films and other media texts reveal how the postfeminist romance cycle is intertwined with contemporary women's ambivalence and broader cultural anxieties about their changing social and political status. This accessible and engaging book offers a new perspective on both popular American romance films and postfeminist cultural criticism. It continues the tradition of feminist analysis of romance as a significant media genre for women and is essential reading for students and scholars in Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies. About the series: Traditions in American Cinema explores a wide range of traditions in American cinema which are in need of introduction, investigation or critical reassessment. Each book emphasizes the multiplicity rather than the supposed homogeneity of studio era and independent filmmaking.
Category: Performing Arts

Loading The Silence Australian Sound Art In The Post Digital Age

Author : Linda Ioanna Kouvaras
ISBN : 9781317103837
Genre : Music
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The experimentalist phenomenon of 'noise' as constituting 'art' in much twentieth-century music (paradoxically) reached its zenith in Cage’s (’silent’ piece) 4’33?. But much post-1970s musical endeavour with an experimentalist telos, collectively known as 'sound art', has displayed a postmodern need to ’load’ modernism’s ’degree zero’. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception in the early twentieth century, Dr Linda Kouvaras’s Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments. Taking Australian music as its primary - but not sole - focus, the book not only covers discussions of technological advancement, but also engages with aesthetic standpoints, through numerous interviews, theoretical developments, analysis and cultural milieux for a contemporary Australian, and wider postmodern, context. Developing new methodologies for synergies between musicology and cultural studies, the book uncovers a new post-postmodern aesthetic trajectory, which Kouvaras locates as developing over the past two decades - the altermodern. Australian sound art is here put firmly on the map of international debates about contemporary music, providing a standard reference and valuable resource for practitioners in the artform, music critics, scholars and educators.
Category: Music

The Political Aesthetics Of The Armenian Avant Garde

Author : Angela Harutyunyan
ISBN : 9781526114396
Genre : Art
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This book addresses late-Soviet and post-Soviet art in Armenia in the context of turbulent transformations from the late 1980s to 2004. It explores the emergence of 'contemporary art' in Armenia from within and in opposition to the practices, aesthetics and institutions of Socialist Realism and National Modernism. This historical study outlines the politics (liberal democracy), aesthetics (autonomous art secured by the gesture of the individual artist), and ethics (ideals of absolute freedom and radical individualism) of contemporary art in Armenia and points towards its limitations. Through the historical investigation, a theory of post-Soviet art historiography is developed, one that is based on a dialectic of rupture and continuity in relation to the Soviet past. As the first English-language study on contemporary art in Armenia, the book is of prime interest for artists, scholars, curators and critics interested in post-Soviet art and culture and in global art historiography.
Category: Art