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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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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.

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 19, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25670-8
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • 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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