Radio: Essays in Bad Reception

Radio: Essays in Bad Reception

John Mowitt


In a wide-ranging, cross-cultural, and transhistorical evaluation, John Mowitt examines radio’s significant position within the background of twentieth-century serious thought. A communique equipment that used to be a founding expertise of twentieth-century mass tradition, radio drew the eye of theoretical and philosophical writers similar to Jean-Paul Sartre, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Lacan, and Frantz Fanon, who used it as a method to disseminate their principles. For others, comparable to Martin Heidegger, Theodor Adorno, and Raymond Williams, radio served as an item of pressing mirrored image. Mowitt considers how the radio got here to topic, in particular politically, to phenomenology, existentialism, Hegelian Marxism, anticolonialism, psychoanalysis, and cultural reports. the 1st systematic exam of the connection among philosophy and radio, this provocative paintings additionally deals a clean point of view at the function this know-how performs today.

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