After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion
SUNY Press, 17. jul. 2002 - 204 strani
Applying Jean Baudrillard s question What are you doing after the orgy? to the postmillennial climate that informs our contemporary cultural moment, this book argues that the imagination of apocalyptic endings has been an obsessive theme in post-Enlightenment culture. Dominic Pettman identifies and examines the dynamic tensions of various apocalyptic discourses, from the fin-de-siècle decadents of the 1890s to the fin-de-millènnium cyberpunks of the 1990s, in order to highlight the complex constellation of exhaustion, anticipation, panic, and ecstasy in contemporary culture. Through analyses of rapturous cults, cyberpunk literature, post-apocalyptic cinema, techno-paganism, death fashion, and the Y2K prophecy, After the Orgy explores why the twentieth century swung so violently between the poles of anticipation and anticlimax. In the process, the book raises pressing questions concerning the relevance of such ideas in our new millennium and points out alternatives to the monotonous horror of traditional narratives.
Mnenja - Napišite recenzijo
Na običajnih mestih nismo našli nobenih recenzij.
Prophecy and the Satyr
The Goat in the Machine
The Rapture of Rupture
Sade and the Death of God
Avoiding the Void
Eroticism and the Thanatic Asymptote
Nihilism and the Thirst for Annihilation
The Frisson of Fission
Dionysus in 69
The Politics of Play
PretaMort Necrophilia and Death Fashion
the Joachite Structure of Baudrillards Philosophy
Temporary Autonomous Zones and the Archaic Revival
The Virtual Apocalypse
Bacchanical Man and Ballards Crash
From Autogeddon to Infocalypse
Snow Crash and Scopophilia
Cyborgies in the Dionysian Landscape
Satiety and Society
Defragging the Self
Technologies of the Flesh
Druge izdaje - Prikaži vse
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Stran 16 - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Stran 15 - And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Stran 14 - The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.