Crisis In The Global Mediasphere: Desire, Displeasure and Cultural Transformation

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byJeff Lewis

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Crisis in the Global Mediasphere examines the evolution of contemporary global crises as an effect of mediation and cultural change. The book argues that a crisis consciousness has emerged through the interaction of crisis conditions and a more expansive human desire for pleasure.

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Crisis in the Global Mediasphere examines the evolution of contemporary global crises as an effect of mediation and cultural change. The book argues that a crisis consciousness has emerged through the interaction of crisis conditions and a more expansive human desire for pleasure.

JEFF LEWIS is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is co-director of the Human Security Project in the Global Cities Institute, and author of Cultural Studies (2002, 2008); Language Wars: The Role of Media and Culture in Global Terror and Political Violence (2005); and Bali's Silent Cris...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.64 × 5.67 × 0.77 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247423

ISBN - 13:9780230247420

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Imagining the End: Crisis Culture and the Pleasure Economy
Grand Fraud: New Capitalism, Financial Crisis and the Economy of Pleasure
Reckless Desire: Love, Sexuality and Infinite Bliss
Global Inequalities: Changing World Conditions
The Shadow and the Fawn: Sustainable Nature and Collapsing Ecologies
Fear and Trembling: The Vicissitudes of Global Terror
Conclusion: Visions of the Beginning
Index