• Micropolitics Of Media Culture

Micropolitics Of Media Culture

Micropolitics Of Media Culture

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  • Author
    Patricia Pisters
  • Publisher
    Amsterdam University Press
  • Publication date
    01 December 2021

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Micropolitics Of Media Culture

  • Author

    Patricia Pisters

  • Date Published

    01 December 2021

  • Publisher

    Amsterdam University Press

  • Pages

    302 pages

  • ISBN

    9053564721

Book Description

This book focuses on the micro-political implications of the work of Gilles Deleuze (and Félix Guattari). General philosophical articles are coupled to more specific analyses of films (such as Fight Club and Schindler's List) and other expressions of contemporary culture. The choice of giving specific attention to the analyses of images and sounds is not only related to the fact that audiovisual products are increasingly dominant in contemporary life, but also to the fact that film culture in itself is changing ("in transition") in capitalist culture. From a marginal place at the periphery of economy and culture at large, audiovisual products (ranging from art to ads) seem to have moved to the centre of the network society, as Manuel Castells calls contemporary society. Typical Deleuzian concepts such as micro-politics, the Body without Organs, becoming-minoritarian, pragmatics and immanence are explored in their philosophical implications and political force, whether utopian or dystopian. What can we do with Deleuze in contemporary media culture? A recurring issue throughout the book is the relationship between theory and practice, to which several solutions and problems are given.


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