Contemporary Publics : Shifting Boundaries in New Media, Technology and Culture

Description

If the twentieth century has been dominated by discussions of the public, public life, and the public sphere, Contemporary Publics argues that, in the twenty-first century, we must complicate the singularity of that paradigm and start thinking of our world in terms of multiple, overlapping, and competing publics. In three distinct streams-art, media and technology, and the intimate life-this volume offers up the intellectual and political significance of thinking through the plurality of our publics. "Countering Neoliberal Publics: Screen and Space," explores how different artistic practices articulate the challenges and desires of multiple publics. "Making and Shaping Publics: Discourse and Technology" showcases how media shape publics, and how new and emerging publics use these technologies to construct identities. "Commodifying Public Intimacies" examines what happens to the notion of the private when intimacies structure publics, move into public spaces, and develop value that can be exchanged and circulated.

Details

Author(s)
P. David Marshall, Glenn D'cruz, Sharyn McDonald, Katja Lee
Format
Hardback | 312 pages
Dimensions
148 x 210 x 23.11mm | 5,257g
Publication date
01 Oct 2016
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Publication City/Country
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
1st ed. 2016
Illustrations note
5 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 312 p. 9 illus., 5 illus. in color.
ISBN10
1137533234
ISBN13
9781137533234
Bestsellers rank
1,692,363