Media, Culture and Critique: Future Imperfect

Series Editors:

A platform for new works devoted to exploring contemporary crises and drawing on and developing different critical traditions – such as neo-Marxism, feminism, postcolonialism, queer theory, poststructuralism, critical discourse analysis, and ecological and environmental approaches – Media, Culture and Critique: Future Imperfect presents theoretically-informed and politically-engaged studies that share a fundamental concern with interrogating the discrepancies between the potentialities and rhetorics of new technologies and their actual utilization in the service of hegemonic interests. Whether with respect to 21st century capitalism and new political economies of culture, global mediascapes and digital economies, urban transformation and militarization, the proliferation of consumption and media sites and spaces, biotechnologies and the body, or the exploitation and destruction of Nature, the series welcomes theoretically-driven explorations of the technological and mediatized future, and the cultural manifestations of neoliberalism.


Ross Abbinnett is Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Theory and Programme Director of the BA in Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Truth and Social Science; Culture and Identity, Marxism After Modernity and Politics of Happiness.

Graeme Gilloch is Reader in Sociology at Lancaster University and the author of Walter Benjamin: Critical Constellations; Siegfried Kracauer; and Myth and Metropolis: Walter Benjamin and the City.

  • The Thought of Bernard Stiegler: Capitalism, Technology and the Politics of Spirit book cover

    The Thought of Bernard Stiegler

    Capitalism, Technology and the Politics of Spirit, 1st Edition

    By Ross Abbinnett

    This book provides a comprehensive account of the work of Bernard Stiegler, one of the most influential living social and political philosophers of the twenty-first century. Focusing on Stiegler’s thought on hyperindustrial society and the development of technological systems through which the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
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    Media, Culture and Critique: Future Imperfect

  • Acting Politics: A Critical Sociology of the Political Field book cover

    Acting Politics

    A Critical Sociology of the Political Field, 1st Edition

    By Alfredo Joignant

    Following Bourdieu, this book seeks ‘to think about politics without thinking politically’, advancing the view that politics as conventionally understood does not take place in a social vacuum, but in the context of a certain topography of society that cannot be reduced to formal spaces (such as a…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Critique: Future Imperfect