The Paul Virilio Reader (Hardback)Professor Steve Redhead (editor)
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 31/08/2004
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A critic of the art of technology, Paul Virilio has taught us that much media image is a strategy of war and that accident is becoming indistinguishable from attack. In these times of fierce conflict over which kind of capitalism is to take over the shrinking globe, and indeed which modernities we will live in during the twenty-first century, Paul Virilio is a significant contemporary theorist. But Virilio's work, originally published in French and stretching back to the 1950s, has until now been very difficult to access in full in English translation, available as it is in expensive little books or obscure catalogues and journals. The Paul Virilio Reader collects together for the first time readable extracts of Virilio's work from the entire range of his career. It is prefaced by an editorial introduction showing that Virilio has produced important - if controversial - 'theory at the speed of light' that can uncannily illuminate the impact of new information and communications technologies in a world which collapses time and distance as never before.Features * Extracts have been carefully selected to reflect the whole of Virilio's diverse career * A chronological ordering illustrates the development, and interconnectedness, of Virilio's work * Each extract is prefaced by a bibliographical and contextual commentary, and the book is completed by an innovative guide to reading Virilio.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm
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