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Featherstone, Mike

Works: 172 works in 711 publications in 9 languages and 22,881 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, fme
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mike Featherstone
Consumer culture and postmodernism by Mike Featherstone( )

100 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If a society is postmodern, it must prioritize the consumption of resources in everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead us to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations, and new experiences. In this volume, Featherstone examines the idea of a postmodern society. He explores the roots of consumer culture, how it is defined and differentiated and the extent to which it represents the arrival of a "postmodern" world"--The publisher
Undoing culture : globalization, postmoderism and identity by Mike Featherstone( )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores the formation and deformation of the cultural sphere and the effects on culture of globalization. It examines some of the processes that have uncoupled culture from the social, and the erosion of the ideal of the heroic life in the face of consumerism
Global modernities by Mike Featherstone( )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays focusing on "space as the organizing theme of modernity". "An essential issue is the emergence of trans-national mediascapes, ethnoscapes and technoscapes; the international social, political and cultural institutions that are superseding national ones". - Back cover
Global culture : nationalism, globalization, and modernity : a Theory, culture & society special issue by Mike Featherstone( )

76 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book leading social scientists from many countries analyze the extent to which we are seeing a globalization of culture. Is a unified world culture emerging? And if so, how does this relate to existing cultural divisions and to the autonomy of the nation state? Differing explanations are offered for trends towards global unification and their relation to an economic world-system. Will the intensification of global contact produce increasing tolerance of other cultures? Or will an integrating culture produce sharper reactions in the form of fundamentalist and nationalist movements? The
The Body : social process and cultural theory by Mike Featherstone( )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture and society. At a theoretical level, the volume explores the origins of a social theory of the body in sources ranging from the work of Nietzsche to contemporary feminist theory. The importance of a theoretical understanding of the body to social and cultural analysis of contemporary societies is demonstrated through specific case studies. These range from the expression of the emotions, romantic love, dietary practice, consumer culture, fitness and beauty, to media images of women and sexuality
Love and eroticism by Mike Featherstone( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the contested nature of love and eroticism, this collection examines the ways in which erotic bodily pleasures have become central to contemporary consumer culture
Automobilities by Mike Featherstone( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Automobilities presents one of the first and most wide-ranging examinations of the car and its promise of autonomy and mobility. Drawing on rich empirical detail, from ethnographies of office work on the motorway to the importance of the car in French cultural theory, the contributions demonstrate just how significant have been the economic, technological, social and political consequences of a pervasive and accelerating culture of the car."--Jacket
Cyberspace/cyberbodies/cyberpunk : cultures of technological embodiment by Mike Featherstone( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we interpret cyberspace? What is the place of the embodied human agent in the virtual world?" "The realm of electronic mediation offers rich material for fiction and fantasy, but equally poses fundamental issues for understanding contemporary social and cultural change. This innovative collection examines the emerging arena of cyberspace and the challenges it presents for the social and cultural forms of the human body. It shows how changing relations between body and technology offer new arenas for cultural representation. At the same time, contributors examine the realities of virtual worlds. Among the topics examined are technological body modifications, replacements and prosthetics; bodies in cyberspace, virtual environments and cyborg culture; cultural representations of technological embodiment in visual and literary productions; and cyberpunk science fiction as a pre-figurative social and cultural theory." "Drawing on the work of cultural analysts, feminists, sociologists and philosophers, the book is at the forefront of attempts to come to terms with the potentials and realities of cyberculture and its implications for the contemporary condition of human embodiment."--BOOK JACKET
Spaces of culture : city, nation, world by Mike Featherstone( )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is culture? What is the relation between social structure and culture in a globalized and networked world? Do critical perspectives still apply, or does the speed and complexity of cultural production demand new forms of analysis?" "In Spaces of Culture an international cast of scholars examines the implications of these questions for sociology and social theory. They explore the key themes in social theory: the nation state, the city, modernity, post-Fordism and the spatial logic of the informational city." "Spaces of Culture will be required reading for students and scholars in sociology, social theory and cultural studies. It will be an essential reference in any critical discussion of the relations between globalization and technology; and culture, politics and the public sphere."--Jacket
Recognition and difference by Mike Featherstone( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely and insightful book examines questions of politics and identity in the age of multicultures. The book draws together the contributions of leading international academics
Body modification by Mike Featherstone( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating collection explores the growing range of body modification practices such as piercing, tattooing, branding, cutting and inserting implants, which have sprung up recently in the West. It asks whether this implies that we are returning to traditional tribal practices of inscribing identities onto bodies on the part of 'modern primitives', or is body modification better understood as purely cosmetic and decorative with body markings merely temporary signs of transferable loyalties? Contributors address the question of the permanence of body transformation through fitness regimes and body building; look at the French performance artist Orlan and the Australian performance artist Stelarc who explored Western standard of beauty by experimenting on their own bodies with surgery and prosthetics; and explore the construction of the anatomy of a virtual body in Real Video Surgery and the Visible Human Project." -- Publisher's website
Simmel on culture : selected writings by Georg Simmel( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of aging : cultural representations of later life by Mike Featherstone( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is true to say that aging is about the body, yet in the study of aging we often lose sight of the lived body. Previous works have tended to concentrate on a gruesome cartography of aging infirmities, or on policy developments. The result of this has been to make gerontology and the study of aging data rich and theory poor. It is remarkable that there is almost a complete absence of study of culture and self-image of the middle aged and old. Images of Aging changes this. The editors have drawn together a team of international contributors who discuss the images of aging which have come to circulate in the advanced industrial societies of today
Cultural theory and cultural change by Mike Featherstone( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism by Mike Featherstone( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of aging by Mike Featherstone( )

2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Virilio : from modernism to hypermodernism and beyond by John Armitage( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Self-professed 'urbanist', political thinker, and 'critic of the art of technology', Paul Virilio is one of the most significant and stimulating French cultural theorists writing today. Hailed as the 'archaeologist of the future' and the inventor of the concept of 'dromology', or the 'science' of speed, Virilio believes that the logic of ever increasing acceleration lies at the heart of the organization and transformation of the contemporary world. His arguments regarding the human consequences of dromology in the form of the 'disappearance' of geographical space, time, matter, movement, and aesthetics are currently causing fierce debate." "But who is Paul Virilio? What is the significance of dromology and disappearance? What are the principal cultural themes of his important writings? This book incorporates a variety of studies addressing these questions, an interview with Virilio, a recently translated example of his work, and a select bibliography of his writings. It is the first book to afford a properly critical evaluation of Virilio's cultural theory. The commissioned contributions by leading cultural and social theorists examine Virilio's work from his early speculations on military and urban space to his current writings on dromology, politics, new communications technologies, disappearance, and the fallout from 'the information bomb'." "Paul Virilio is required reading for all fellow archaeologists of the future, 'dromologists', and other students of critical cultural and social theory."--BOOK JACKET.000000
Surviving middle age by Mike Hepworth( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Special issue on Georg Simmel( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken ren yu cha yi : zheng tong yu duo yuan wen hua by ashScott) Lashi(L( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Body : social process and cultural theory
Undoing culture : globalization, postmoderism and identityGlobal modernitiesGlobal culture : nationalism, globalization, and modernity : a Theory, culture & society special issueThe Body : social process and cultural theoryLove and eroticismAutomobilitiesCyberspace/cyberbodies/cyberpunk : cultures of technological embodimentSpaces of culture : city, nation, world
Alternative Names
Featherstone, Mike

Fīḏirstūn, Māyk

Mike Featherstone British sociologist

Mike Featherstone sociólogo británico

Mike Featherstone sociologue britannique

مايك فيذرستون، 1946-

フェザーストン, M.

フェザーストン, マイク