Item description for Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of Deleuze and Guattari (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Patricia Pisters...
This book focuses on the micro-political implications of the work of Gilles Deleuze (and Flix 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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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053564721 ISBN13 9789053564721
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More About Patricia Pisters
Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. She was the Founding Professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities at Utrecht (1988-2005) and the first scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies. Prof. dr. P.P.R.W. (Patricia) Pisters is Professor of Media and Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is chair of the Department of Media Studies of this University and member of the steering committee of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies).