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Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Richard Grusin
    Pages 1-7
  3. Richard Grusin
    Pages 8-37
  4. Richard Grusin
    Pages 38-61
  5. Richard Grusin
    Pages 62-89
  6. Richard Grusin
    Pages 90-121
  7. Richard Grusin
    Pages 122-142
  8. Richard Grusin
    Pages 143-155
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 156-196

About this book


In an era of heightened securitization, print, televisual and networked media have become obsessed with the 'pre-mediation' of future events. In response to the shock of 9/11, socially networked US and global media worked to pre-mediate collective affects of anticipation and connectivity, while also perpetuating low levels of apprehension or fear.


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About the authors

RICHARD GRUSIN is Director at the Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. His publications includeRemediation: Understanding New Media (co-authored with Jay Bolter, 1999).

Bibliographic information


'In this book, Richard Grusin demonstrates why he is one of the leading media and cultural theorists of our time. Lucid and convincing throughout, Premediation interrogates our mediatized futures, today. It is essential reading.'

- Andrew Hoskins, University of Nottingham, UK

'Premediation offers an important counterpoint to the hegemony of futurism, a critical analysis of how visions and narratives of the future require more than a second glance. Grusin remediates his well known work on media, technology and time through an affective political sphere; one that, he argues, is cultivating an uncanny feeling of inevitability.'

- Greg Elmer, Ryerson University, Canada