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Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media (Hardcover)

Boris Groys

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Hardcover. The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 199 pages. 0.358. Bookseller Inventory # 9780231146180

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Title: Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media (...

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

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The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media studies in a truly innovative way, Boris Groys focuses on the media's affect of sincerity and its manufacture of trust to appease skeptics.

Groys identifies forms of media sincerity and its effect on politics, culture, society, and conceptions of the self. He relies on different philosophical writings thematizing the gaze of the other, from the theories of Heidegger, Sartre, Mauss, and Bataille to the poststructuralist formulations of Lacan and Derrida. He also considers media "states of exception" and their creation of effects of sincerity―a strategy that feeds the media's predilection for the extraordinary and the sensational, further fueling the public's suspicions. Emphasizing the media's production of emotion over the presentation (or lack thereof) of "facts," Groys launches a timely study boldly challenging the presumed authenticity of the media's worldview.

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Boris Groys is Global Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University and senior research fellow at the Academy of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany. A Russian émigré to Germany, he received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Münster. His books in English include The Total Art of Stalinism: Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond; Art Power; Going Public; and History Becomes Form: Moscow Conceptualism.

Carsten Strathausen is associate professor of German and English at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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