Обложка книги Technologies of Magic: A Cultural Study of Ghosts, Machines, and the Uncanny

Technologies of Magic: A Cultural Study of Ghosts, Machines, and the Uncanny

ISBN: 0909952353;
Издательство: Power Publications & French Film Guides
Страниц: 184

Technologies of Magic collects essays that investigate the coexistence of very old forms of thought--belief in ghosts, magic, spirits--and contemporary culture. Offering a new way of thinking about technology in today's world, this distinctive collection frames ghosts and magic as fundamentally performative--performing new kinds of cultural work in the world. Modern ghosts are not asked to identify themselves, but are instead made to account for the work they do.