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    Theorizing media phenomenologically

    Markham, Tim and Rodgers, Scott (2017) Theorizing media phenomenologically. In: Markham, Tim and Rodgers, Scott (eds.) Conditions of Mediation: Phenomenological Perspectives On Media. New York, U.S.: Peter Lang, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9781433137297.

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    This introduction seeks to avoid the approach taken in many introductions to edited volumes in which summaries of each chapter to follow are set out in turn. Instead, it offers an engaging and accessible way in to the topic of media phenomenology, identifying a critical moment in media theory around the question of how media are experienced and why. It begins with an overview of philosophical thinking in the modern era, beginning with Kant, Hegel and Kierkegaard before setting out the principal 20th century contributions of Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. It then opens up a discussion of the key phenomenological debates in contemporary media research, mapping out the different theoretical conceptualizations of media as well as their shared focus on how bodies, technologies and environments underpin the experience of media. The critical dialogues and chapters are all contributions to these debates, and the introduction maps out the terrain they share in common.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): phenomenology, Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, practice theory, non-media centrism, object oriented philosophy, politics of technology, technics
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Scott Rodgers
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 12:21
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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