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Post-Truth and the Mediation of Reality

New Conjunctures

Editors: Overell, Rosemary, Nicholls, Brett (Eds.)

  • Critically interrogates mediated experiences, subjects and technologies, considering key thinkers such as Lacan, Laruelle and Baudrillard 
  • Provides a broad and varied discourse on mediated realities, with essays on Postmodernism, ‘hashtag politics’, and the Trump presidency, among others
  • Uses the cultural studies framework of conjectural analysis to prompt contemporary and timely discussion of the present moment
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  • Due: November 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25670-8
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Hardcover ¥14,039
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About this book

Our contemporary moment is preoccupied with arbitrating ‘reality’. With the spectre of buzzwords like ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ we find a scramble to locate or fix some sort of universal ‘real’ beneath what are positioned as ‘fake’ articulations. To engage with this crisis, this collection argues for the importance of a new conjuncture in communication and cultural studies of media. Building on Hall’s understanding of ‘conjuncture’ as a way of grasping moments within hegemonic struggle, the essays suggest that the current moment requires a revitalization of the concept of conjuncture. 

About the authors

Brett Nicholls is Head of Media, Film and Communication at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His work focuses on media, culture and politics, technology, and critical theory, and has been published in Continuum, Communication, Culture & Critique and Critical Horizons.
Rosemary Overell is Lecturer at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is the author of Affective Intensities in Extreme Music Scenes (2014) and co-editor, with Catherine Dale, of Orienting Feminisms (2018). Rosemary is also a regular contributor to un Magazine and tweets @muzaken.

Reviews

“This timely and much-needed collection cuts through the public chatter around post-truth to give us a clear sense of the political stakes of this particular crisis-moment. This superb set of interventions provides conceptual tools to map contemporary reality production. The book is key for anyone who wants to understand the conjunctural ruptures around truth, reality, and mediated life.” (Jack Bratich, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University, USA)

“The cases addressed in this collection provide cogent perspectives on our current moment. Drawing inspiration from traditional cultural and communication studies, as well as a host of contemporary critical theories, this book teaches us how to understand the media within our current struggles for hegemony. The book revitalizes the ground-breaking achievements of cultural studies, and its conception of the conjuncture to think our media struggles today. It is sure to enlighten readers about how we might think our media conjuncture as a way of understanding our historical present.” (Matthew Flisfeder, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communications, The University of Winnipeg, Canada)

Buy this book

eBook ¥7,861
price for Japan (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25670-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ¥14,039
price for Japan (gross)
  • Due: November 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25669-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-Truth and the Mediation of Reality
Book Subtitle
New Conjunctures
Editors
  • Rosemary Overell
  • Brett Nicholls
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25670-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25670-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25669-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 205
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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