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Gerry Sullivan – Modernity as an Hysterical Experience


THE LETTER 03 (Spring 1995) pages 53-66


From Marshall McLuhan to Baudrillard there is a significant strand of what has come to be called postmodernism which offers an apocalyptic vision of the effect of media on modern culture. It is considered that the multiplicity of representational images, originating in photography, accentuated by the effect of the cinema, and culminating in the ubiquity of televisual images, has on the one hand had the effect of devaluing the status of any particular image, however profound or sacred its...

Modernity as an Hysterical Experience

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