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List Cultures

Knowledge and Poetics from Mesopotamia to BuzzFeed

Liam Young

196 pages
Amsterdam University Press
We live in an age of lists, from magazine features to online clickbait. This book situates the list in a long tradition, asking key questions about the list as a cultural and communicative form. What, Liam Cole Young asks, can this seemingly innocuous form tell us about historical and contemporary media environments and logistical networks? Connecting German theories of cultural techniques to Anglo-American approaches that address similar issues, List Cultures makes a major contribution to debates about New Materialism and the post-human turn.
Author Bio
Liam Cole Young , Ph.D., is a faculty member in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he writes and teaches about media and cultural materialism. He has published in Theory, Culture, and Society, Canadian Journal of Communication, and Amodern.