After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion

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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.
 

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Vsebina

Prophecy and the Satyr
25
The Goat in the Machine
31
The Rapture of Rupture
37
Sade and the Death of God
40
Avoiding the Void
42
Eroticism and the Thanatic Asymptote
48
Nietzsches Dionysus
52
Nihilism and the Thirst for Annihilation
57
Cosmic Architects
117
Immaculate Contraception
120
The Frisson of Fission
124
Dionysus in 69
130
The Politics of Play
137
PretaMort Necrophilia and Death Fashion
141
the Joachite Structure of Baudrillards Philosophy
144
Temporary Autonomous Zones and the Archaic Revival
157

The Virtual Apocalypse
63
Virilios Accident
67
Bacchanical Man and Ballards Crash
71
From Autogeddon to Infocalypse
78
Snow Crash and Scopophilia
82
Cyborgies in the Dionysian Landscape
88
Carmageddon
97
Satiety and Society
99
Defragging the Self
106
Technologies of the Flesh
110
Civilization and Its Discotheques
162
After the Orgy But Before the Test Results
168
The Revelation Will not be Televised
171
The Owl of Minerva Versus the Millennium Falcon
178
Means to an End
180
Notes
183
Works Cited
185
Index
197
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Priljubljeni odlomki

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 14 - Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
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.
Stran 15 - BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

O avtorju (2002)

Dominic Pettman is Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of Amsterdam.

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