New Media, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory after Postmodernism: Automodernity from Žižek to Laclau (Education, Psychoanalysis, Social Transformation)

New Media, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory after Postmodernism: Automodernity from Žižek to Laclau (Education, Psychoanalysis, Social Transformation)

Robert Samuels


This publication argues that we've got moved right into a new cultural interval, automodernity, which represents a social, mental, and technological response to postmodernity. actually, through displaying how person autonomy is now being generated via technological and cultural automation, Samuels posits that we needs to reconsider modernity and postmodernity.

Part of this rethinking involves stressing how the revolutionary political points of postmodernism must be separated from the cultured intake of transformations in automoderntiy. Choosing culturally appropriate experiences of The Matrix, Grand robbery vehicle, Eminem and Jurassic Park, he translates those medias throughout the lens of eminent theorists like Slavoj Zizek, Frederic Jameson, and Henry Jenkins. eventually, he argues that what defines postmodernity is the strain on social building, secular humanism, and revolutionary social events that problem the universality and neutrality of recent cause.

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