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Finitude's Score: Essays for the End of the Millennium (Texts and Contexts)

Ronell, Avital

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ISBN 10: 0803289499 / ISBN 13: 9780803289499
Verlag: University of Nebraska Press, 1998
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Suspending the distinction between headline news and high theory, Avital Ronell examines diverse figures of finitude in our modern world: war, guerrilla video, trauma TV, AIDS, music, divorce, sadism, electronic tagging, rumor. Her essays, some previously published and others appearing in print for the first time, address such questions as, How do rumors kill? How has video become the call of conscience of TV? What kind of pathology did the Persian Gulf War reflect? Is peace possible? How have the police come to be everywhere, even where they are not?. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0803289499

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Suspending the distinction between headline news and high theory, Avital Ronell examines the diverse figures of finitude in our modernity: war, guerrilla video, trauma TV, AIDS, music, divorce, sadism, electronic tagging, rumor. Her essays address such questions as, How do rumors kill? How has video become the conscience of TV? How have the police come to be everywhere, even where they are not? Is peace possible? ?[W]riting to the community of those who have no community?to those who have known the infiniteness of abandonment,? her work explores the possibility, one possibility among many, that ?this time we have gone too far?: ?One last word. It is possible that we have gone too far. This possibility has to be considered if we, as a species, as a history, are going to get anywhere at all.?

Über den Autor: Avital Ronell?s books include The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (1989) and Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania (1992), both published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is chair of and professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature and a professor of comparative literature at New York University.

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Verlag: University of Nebraska Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

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