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.
By Ross Abbinnett
October 30, 2020
This book presents a polemical account of the historical development of the neoliberal imagination. Inspired by the thought of Frederic Jameson, Bernard Stiegler, and Timothy Morton, it argues that the evolution of virtual and information technologies has transformed the ideological imaginary of ...
By Alfredo Joignant
November 05, 2018
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 ...
By Ross Abbinnett
January 08, 2018
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 ...