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The eighteen original essays in this collection, woven together, make a central claim: as a consequence of the new driving logics of globalization, transnationalism, and the digital age, all late-modern institutions and forms of association and affiliation are coalescing under the banner of new identities. These logics have unsettled the processes of the social integration of modern subjects into late-modern institutions. The modern subject is being remade and reproduced in a context in which the relations between government, society, the individual, and market forces have undergone profound transformations and reorganization. As such, critical/cultural theory is needed to address these transformations in a way that moves beyond dystopian or utopian frameworks, and instead point to the particularities that make this moment (un)livable. Hence, this book is divided into four sections in which contributors map these new, volatile developments across the domains of disciplinary history, technology, the body, and neoliberal programs of cultural and economic globalization.


"New media forms, new market practices, and new technologies mean that we are living in New Times. This splendid collection of essays announces the arrival of a new kind of cultural studies scholarship, one that deftly describes and analyzes the links between new forms of culture and commerce and the emergence of new social relations and new social identities. From the performance of masculinity in South Korean cyberspace to the emergence of new teaching practices in Paraguay, from the misrecognition and misrepresentation of Black women with AIDS to the privatization of public housing in Chicago, from transgender longing to the social logic of mobile technologies, New Times gives us new tools for meeting the new challenges we face in our rapidly changing world." (George Lipsitz, author of 'How Racism Takes Place')
"This brilliant commentary on late modernity pushes critical/cultural theory to its intellectual maximum. 'New Times' finds the micro-histories of media studies, and the macro-theoretical traditions of the philosophy of technology, unable to account for today's sweeping changes in education, culture and economy. It shows how the new technologies of representation situate the contradicitons of the neoliberal subject and legitimate an enterprise ethics. In its methodological interventions, 'New Times' rivals C. Wright Mills' 'The Siciological Imagination' and in its gravitas it equals Zygmunt Bauman. The erudition of 'New Times' from beginning to end, of every chapter without exception, is phenomenal. This phosphorescent volume sets the standard for all future work on global neoliberalism." (Cliff Christians)
"Traversing important intellectual territory with regard to critical theory, neo-liberalism, cultural studies, neo-Marxism, critical media studies, and the movements of capital and peoples as linked to the global economy, McCarthy, Greenhalgh-Spencer and Mejia deliver a globally packed intellectual punch that pushes the boundaries of previously established thought. Enabling readers to re-imagine the economy and its linkages to identity, performance, body and history in the twenty-first century digital age, the authors offer a highly provocative set of essays around and through which the lives of twenty-first century subjects can be understood. An important volume, the book constitutes a "must read" for all those interested in the linkages between globalized society and late modernity in "the age of flexible and digital capitalism". New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age deserves to be read and re-read for its important insights in a notable number of important intellectual arenas." (Lois Weis, State University of New York Distinguished Professor, Author of 'Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class' and 'The Way Class Works: Readings on school, family and the economy')



GTIN 9781433112782

Verschijningsdatum 16.03.2011

Taal Engels

Pagina-aantallen 388

Product type Boek

Maat 230 x 160 x 160  mm

Gewicht van product 660 g

New Times

Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age

Cameron McCarthy

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