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Transmitting culture

Transmitting culture

Author: Régis Debray; Eric Rauth
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2000] ©2000
Series: European perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Regis Debray redefines communication as the inescapable conditioning of civilization's meanings and messages by their technologies of transmission and lays the groundwork for a science of the transmission of cultural forms - in a word, mediology." "Transmitting Culture examines the difference between communication and transmission and argues that ideas and their legacies should be rethought not in terms of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Régis Debray; Eric Rauth
ISBN: 0231113447 9780231113441 0231113455 9780231113458
OCLC Number: 43095850
Description: ix, 157 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Medium's Two Bodies --
The Material Dimension --
The Diachronic Dimension --
The Political Dimension --
The Mechanics of Transmission --
Circumscribing a Discipline --
Organized Matter and Materialized Organization --
Networks and Territories --
Christianity's Mediology --
Crossroads or Double Helix? --
The Two Lines --
The Tragedy of Transmission --
The Exact Science of Angels --
A Venerable Protomediology --
Go-Betweens --
Angels, Present! --
Mediabolics --
Fault Lines --
The Seismic Zone --
Interdependencies --
Demarcation --
Tool Lines --
Ethnos Contra Technics --
Retrograde Progress --
Man's Proper Study --
Disciplinary Imperialisms --
The Risks of "All-Socio" --
The Risks of "All-Bio" --
Ways of Doing --
Decentering --
Materializing --
Dynamizing --
A Disciplinary Proviso --
Against the Stream.
Series Title: European perspectives.
Other Titles: Transmettre.
Responsibility: Régis Debray ; translated by Eric Rauth.


An examination of the difference between communication and transmission that stresses technologies and institutions long overlooked in the study of symbols and signs throughout the history of  Read more...


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"Regis Debray's work on mediology has made him one of the most significant figures on the French intellectual scene in the past two decades, and this work is an important contribution to and Read more...

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