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Author Kang, Jaeho, 1969-

Title Walter Benjamin and the media : the spectacle of modernity / Jaeho Kang.

Published Cambridge ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, 2014.

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 UniM Bail  302.23092 KANG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 260 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Theory and the media.
Theory and the media.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-250) and index.
Contents 1 Introducing Dr Benjamin 1 -- There and Then, Here and Now 1 -- Figuring Benjamin 5 -- Configuring Benjamin 15 -- 2 Crisis of Communication and the Information Industry 24 -- Introduction 24 -- Storytelling and the Crisis of the Novel 26 -- Newspaper and the Information Industry 38 -- Intellectuals in the Age of Mass Media 50 -- Conclusion 62 -- 3 Radio and Mediated Storytelling 65 -- Introduction 65 -- Towards a Critical Sociology of the Audience 68 -- Radio Model 74 -- Some Motifs for Media Pedagogy 85 -- Conclusion 97 -- 4 Art and Politics in the Age of their Technological Reproducibility 100 -- Introduction 100 -- Photographic Reproducibility 102 -- Media Culture of Distraction 117 -- Media and Democracy 129 -- Conclusion 147 -- 5 Media City: Reading The Arcades Project 150 -- Introduction 150 -- Phantasmagorias of Modernity 153 -- Media Spectacle and Urban Space 168 -- Tactility of Media Critic 193 -- Conclusion 198 -- 6 Conclusion: The Actuality of Benjamin's Media Critique 202.
Subject Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 -- Aesthetics.
Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.
Mass media.
ISBN 0745645216 (paperback)
9780745645216 (paperback)
9780745645209