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Intensive Culture
Author: Scott M. Lash

ISBN: 9781412945172
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16 June 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7 x 2.7
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`This book makes a vital contribution to our understanding of contemporary culture. It re-reads key thinkers such as Nietzsche, Leibniz, Simmel, Benjamin, Bergson in order to assert the primacy of the vital and the social against the closed mind of instrumental reason. It develops an innovative theoretical platform to account for the place of the informational, the intensive, and the religious for re-thinking the fundamental questions of life, and how to live today. It is a fitting summation of Scott Lash's challenging reorganization of critical and sociological theory.'---Couze Venn, Nottingham Trent University

`This book is an engagement with the continuing dissolution of the symbolic in contemporary communication, in a critical reflection on thinkers ranging from Aristotle to Leibniz to Luhmann. It is a provocative archaelogy of today's `cultural capitalism' and of its metaphysics baggage. For Scott Lash the opposition between `intensive' ans the `extensive', i.e. Leibniz's distinction between `substance' and `system', is eroded in the age of informational capitalism, as words become things and things become data. For Lash the future of capitalism is one in...

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