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Contemporary Publics : Shifting Boundaries in New Media, Technology and Culture (Hardcover)

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If the twentieth century has been dominated by discussions of the public, public life, and the public sphere,Contemporary Publics argues that, in the twenty-first century, we must complicate the singularity of that paradigm and start thinking of our world in terms of multiple, overlapping, and competingpublics. In three distinct streams—art, media and technology, and the intimate life—this volume offers up the intellectual and political significance of thinking through the plurality of our publics. “Countering Neoliberal Publics: Screen and Space,” explores how different artistic practices articulate the challenges and desires of multiple publics. “Making and Shaping Publics: Discourse and Technology” showcases how media shape publics, and how new and emerging publics use these technologies to construct identities. “Commodifying Public Intimacies” examines what happens to the notion of the private when intimacies structure publics, move into public spaces, and develop value that can be exchanged and circulated.

Number of Pages: 312
Genre: Social Science, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: September 27, 2016
TCIN: 51369957
UPC: 9781137533234
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8056
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