Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.39 in
Published: July 8, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0745661262
ISBN - 13: 9780745661261
From the Publisher
The most significant philosopher of Being, Martin Heidegger has
nevertheless largely been ignored within communications studies.
This book sets the record straight by demonstrating the profound
implications of his unique philosophical project for our
understanding of today's mediascape. The full range of Heidegger's
writing from Being and Time to his later essays is drawn
Topics covered include:
- an analysis of Heidegger''s theory of language and its relevance
to communications studies
- a critical interpretation of mass media and digital culture that
draws upon Heidegger''s key concept of Dasein
- a discussion of mediated being and its objectifying tendencies
- an assessment of Heidegger''s legacy for future developments in
Clear explanations and accessible commentary are used to guide the
reader through the work of a thinker whose notorious reputation
belies the highly topical nature of his key insights.
In a world full of digital networks and new social media, but
little critical insight, Heidegger and the Mediashows how a
true understanding of the media requires familiarity with
Heidegger's unique brand of thinking.
About the Author
David Gunkel is professor of communication at Northern Illinois
University. He is the managing editor of the 'International Journal
of Zizek Studies''.
Paul A. Taylor is associate professor in the Institute of
Communication Studies at the University of Leeds.His previous
publications include Zizek and the Media (Polity, 2011).
He is the General Editor of the ''International Journal of Zizek
Studies'' and Editorial Board Member of the ''International Journal
of Baudrillard Studies'', ''Fast Capitalism'' and the
''International Journal of Badiou Studies''.