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The Official World

Mark Seltzer
Format
Book
Published
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Language
English
ISBN
9780822360865, 0822360861, 9780822361008, 0822361000, 9780822374459, 0822374455
Contents
  • Introduction to the official world. The premises of the official world; Suspendedness; The human pyramid; Disinhibition training; Self-boosterism as worldview : paperback science; Isotopias; Highsmith's pathographies
  • Brecht's rabbit : the anthropotechnics of suspense: The posthuman pyramid; INS; IRS; The uncanny valley; Coda: the loyalty card
  • "The proper study of interaction". Vicarious life; Vicarious crime
  • Chain letters. Official time; The autotropic mode : dictaphone, answering machine, Twitter; Wrecking our nursery : "to devise new means of destroying the world we inhabit"; The train, the carousel, and the movies
  • Parlor games. The office and the laboratory; Parlor games; The rules of irrelevance; The switchboard of the social; The systems turn : art and anthropotechnics
  • The natural history of artificial life. Life during wartime; Secluded education; "Sex in the outside world" : art with humans in Never let me go
  • The wall of the world. "A socialized trance" : the practical joke; The crystal world on wheels : Christie's murder on the Orient Express; The pear-shaped man
  • Marching in files. Repeated repeating : appointment with death; Repeating repeating : remainder
  • The turn turn. Away; The incrementalist turn; Playing society; Playing dead; Officialism
  • A postscript on the official world: The autonomization of everything; Outside the official world; Outside of everything; "The provocation of the outside" : "the vanished age of space"; The anatomy and the atlas : Knausgaard's Mein Kampf.
Description
vi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index.
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