Big stack of new* books piling up over the last few weeks. Wish I had the time to read all these before the semester starts up in January. Just a quick list for now:
Melissa Gregg, Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices. Palgrave
Andrew Feenberg, Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revised. Oxford
John Lienhard, The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture. Oxford.
John Lienhard, How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines. Oxford. [includes a section on the invention of the printing press; perhaps a different angle on a story told well be Elizabeth Eisenstein]
Michael Sheringham, Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present. Oxford.
Shaun Moores, Media/Theory: Thinking about Media and Communications. Routledge
Gary Hall & Clare Birchall (Eds) New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory. Edinburgh UP [OK, I have a chapter in this one on Rem Koolhaas]
Gerard Goggin, Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life. Routledge.
Richard Lanham, The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information. Chicago.
Janne Seppanen, The Power of the Gaze: An Introduction to Visual Literacy. Peter Lang
Anandam Kavoori & Noah Arceneaux (Eds) The Cell Phone Reader: Essays in Social Transformation. Peter Lang.
Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network Theory. Oxford. [returning the library copy]
*New=I just got them, not necessarily new releases
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