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Paul Virilio From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond by John Armitage
  

Paul Virilio From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond

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Synopsis

Paul Virilio From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond by John Armitage

Paul Virilio is one of the most significant and stimulating French cultural theorists writing today. Increasingly hailed as the 'archaeologist of the future', Virilio is noted for his proclamation that the logic of ever increasing acceleration lies at the heart of the organization and transformation of the contemporary world. The first book to afford a properly critical evaluation of Virilio's cultural theory, it includes an interview with Virilio; a recently translated example of his work; and a select bibliography of his writings. The commissioned contributions by leading cultural and social theorists examine Virilio's work from his early speculations on military and urban space to his current writings on dromology, politics, new communications technologies, disappearance, and the fallout from `the information bomb'.

About the Author

John Armitage is Principal Lecturer in politics and media studies at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th May 2000

Author

John Armitage

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Cultural studies
Anthropology
Communication studies

ISBN

9780761959021

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