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Intensive Media: Aversive Affect and Visual Culture

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There is something unsettling, but also powerful, in the encounter with individual and collective experiences of human suffering. Intensive Media explores the discomfort and fascination initiated by instances of pain and suffering, their 'aversive affects', as they trouble but also vitalise contemporary media environments. In the contexts of crisis, conflict and suffering explored throughout this book, aversive affect operates micropolitically to make explicit or hide the material conditions that surround instances of pain in all its specificity. That is, in so many scenarios, personal, social and political stakes are set around the thresholds of intensity that give rise to a 'sense' of pain and the unpredictable valences of its aversive affects. It is in this sense that McCosker and his case studies develop outwards from the middle of what has been referred to as 'the problem of pain', a problem that traverses media, communication, art, sociality and politics in their confrontation with affect, biology and neurophysiology.

Palgrave MacMillan hardback with no DJ. In "as new" condition.

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Author(s):
McCosker A
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22 x 14.5 cm approx
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
113727350X
ISBN-13:
9781137273505
Number of pages:
185
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
Intensive Media: Aversive Affect and Visual Culture

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There is something unsettling, but also powerful, in the encounter with individual and collective experiences of human suffering. Intensive Media explores the discomfort and fascination initiated by instances of pain and suffering, their 'aversive affects', as they trouble but also vitalise contemporary media environments. In the contexts of crisis, conflict and suffering explored throughout this book, aversive affect operates micropolitically to make explicit or hide the material conditions that surround instances of pain in all its specificity. That is, in so many scenarios, personal, social and political stakes are set around the thresholds of intensity that give rise to a 'sense' of pain and the unpredictable valences of its aversive affects. It is in this sense that McCosker and his case studies develop outwards from the middle of what has been referred to as 'the problem of pain', a problem that traverses media, communication, art, sociality and politics in their confrontation with affect, biology and neurophysiology.

Palgrave MacMillan hardback with no DJ. In "as new" condition.

Author(s):
McCosker A
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22 x 14.5 cm approx
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
113727350X
ISBN-13:
9781137273505
Number of pages:
185
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
Intensive Media: Aversive Affect and Visual Culture

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