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Screen Life

Miller, T. (2017) Screen Life. In: Szeman, I., Blacker, S. and Sully, J., (eds.) A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp. 371-385.

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Whether we use the word “screen” to refer to smart cinema or stupid telephony, we need to engage it through twin theoretical prisms. On the one hand, it is a component of sovereignty that relates to territory, language, history, and education. On the other hand, it is a cluster of culture industries, subject to rent-seeking practices, exclusionary representational protocols, and environmental destructiveness. We should examine screen life as it is lived and in ways that engage and criticize futurology, creative-industries discourse, and waste.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Copyright: © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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