product description page
Message Is Murder : Substrates of Computational Capital - by Jonathan Beller (Paperback)
About this item
More than fifty years ago, Marshall McLuhan proclaimed that “the medium is the message,” profoundly influencing future generations of media theorists. A long-overdue wakeup call for the field of media studies, The Message is Murder analyzes the formations of violence still imbued in the everyday functions of the media. Jonathan Beller introduces the concept of computational capital to argue that contemporary media are not neutral, but rather they are technologies of political economy that became entangled with gendered and racialized capitalism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Engaging with Borges, Turing, Hitchcock, and Marx, Beller offers an ambitious and provocative critique of contemporary media studies.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Jonathan Beller
Street Date: December 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-9821
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.