Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity - Theory and Media (Hardback)
  • Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity - Theory and Media (Hardback)
zoom

Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity - Theory and Media (Hardback)

(author)
£55.00
Hardback 196 Pages / Published: 20/06/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), one of the most original and perceptive thinkers of the twentieth century, offered a unique insight into the profound impact of the media on modern society. Jaeho Kang's book offers a lucid introduction to Benjamin's theory of the media and its continuing relevance today.

The book provides a systematic and close reading of Benjamin's critical and provocative writings on the intersection between media - from print to electronic - and modern experience, with reference to the information industry, the urban spectacle, and the aesthetic politics. Bringing Benjamin's thought into a critical constellation with contemporary media theorists such as Marshall McLuhan and Jean Baudrillard, the book helps students understand the implications of Benjamin's work for media studies today and how they can apply his distinctive ideas to contemporary media culture.

Kang's book leads to a fresh appreciation of Benjamin's work and new insight into critical theoretical approaches to media. The book will be of particular interest to students and researchers not only in media and communication studies but also in cultural studies, film studies and social theory, who are seeking a readable overview of Benjamin's rich yet complex writings.

Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745645209
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 438 g
Dimensions: 216 x 149 x 26 mm

You may also be interested in...

Key Concepts in Media and Communications
Added to basket
How to Read a Film
Added to basket
£28.99
Paperback
Covering Islam
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Understanding Media
Added to basket
Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age
Added to basket
Contagious
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Michael Jackson Conspiracy
Added to basket
Selling Hitler
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Uses of Literacy
Added to basket
The Sex Myth
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
To Save Everything, Click Here
Added to basket
Confessions Of An Advertising Man
Added to basket
Dial M for Murdoch
Added to basket
Flat Earth News
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Propaganda and the Public Mind
Added to basket
Buyology
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.