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How is terrorism transformed into media entertainment? What is the connection between affirmative action and narcissism? Why has pathos become an endangered-perhaps an extinct-species in the contemporary American psyche? In American Affect in the Postmodern Era: A Primer, Steven Carter addresses these and other questions that have helped to define American popular culture How is terrorism transformed into media entertainment? What is the connection between affirmative action and narcissism? Why has pathos become an endangered-perhaps an extinct-species in the contemporary American psyche? In American Affect in the Postmodern Era: A Primer, Steven Carter addresses these and other questions that have helped to define American popular culture since the nineteen-sixties. Cover painting: Kyle Margiotta, Baja, 1999. Oil on canvas.


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How is terrorism transformed into media entertainment? What is the connection between affirmative action and narcissism? Why has pathos become an endangered-perhaps an extinct-species in the contemporary American psyche? In American Affect in the Postmodern Era: A Primer, Steven Carter addresses these and other questions that have helped to define American popular culture How is terrorism transformed into media entertainment? What is the connection between affirmative action and narcissism? Why has pathos become an endangered-perhaps an extinct-species in the contemporary American psyche? In American Affect in the Postmodern Era: A Primer, Steven Carter addresses these and other questions that have helped to define American popular culture since the nineteen-sixties. Cover painting: Kyle Margiotta, Baja, 1999. Oil on canvas.

5 review for American Affect in the Postmodern Era: A Primer

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I am deeply indebted to Carter for introducing me to Don Delillo's White Noise, but the "primer" is chock full of philosophical and literary references that are worth following up on. In short, Carter holds the notion that American affect is blunt or stunted and the essays give various examples and themes on how this plays out. All the essays are impassioned, and Technology and Time, the first essay is worth the price of the whole book. Carter is convincing in his call to a return to feel, live, I am deeply indebted to Carter for introducing me to Don Delillo's White Noise, but the "primer" is chock full of philosophical and literary references that are worth following up on. In short, Carter holds the notion that American affect is blunt or stunted and the essays give various examples and themes on how this plays out. All the essays are impassioned, and Technology and Time, the first essay is worth the price of the whole book. Carter is convincing in his call to a return to feel, live, and love deeply, fully and consequentially- rather than resign ourselves to to chilling numbness of popular culture.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

  3. 5 out of 5

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  4. 5 out of 5

    El

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gazmend Kryeziu

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