Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Books

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


MC said...

It's scary being on the top of this list! Just read the conclusion! Heh heh

Greg S said...

Hey Greg... scare Mel even more and review her book why dontcha? I can hardly think of anyone else better suited to do it justice ... whatever such 'justice' might be ...

Greg said...

Thanks, Greg,
Very kind of you to say so.
As a matter of fact...