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Global Media Apocalypse

Pleasure, Violence and the Cultural Imaginings of Doom

Authors: Lewis, Jeff

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About this book

The modern world seems trapped between fantasies of infinite pleasure and the prospects of total global catastrophe. Global Media Apocalypse explores these contrary imaginings through an evolving cultural ecology of violence. Articulated through the global media, these apocalyptic fantasies express a profoundly human condition of crisis.

About the authors

Jeff Lewis (PhD) is Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Australia. He is an internationally recognised researcher, author and scholar in media and cultural studies.

Reviews

'A visionary analysis of contemporary global conditions. . . . Essential reading for anyone interested in media, culture and the future of the planet.'

- Dr Kristy Best, Murdoch University, Australia


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Out of the 9/11 Decade

    Lewis, Jeff

    Pages 1-36

  • New Media — Old Empires: Celebrity, Sex and Revolutions of Knowing

    Lewis, Jeff

    Pages 37-74

  • Under the Volcano: The Cultural Ecology of Nature

    Lewis, Jeff

    Pages 75-99

  • Hyper-Pleasure: Consumer Rituals and Transactions of Desire

    Lewis, Jeff

    Pages 100-129

  • Menace: Westernism, Media and the Cultural Ecology of Violence

    Lewis, Jeff

    Pages 130-162

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-00545-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-00544-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-43474-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Media Apocalypse
Book Subtitle
Pleasure, Violence and the Cultural Imaginings of Doom
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00545-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137005458
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00544-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43474-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 228
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