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Turner, Fred

Overview
Works: 24 works in 89 publications in 5 languages and 2,591 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Academic theses  Nonfiction radio programs  Radio news programs 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: QA76.9.C66, 303.4833
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fred Turner
From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism by Fred Turner( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. But by the 1990s - and the dawn of the Internet - computers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled against the cold war establishment in the first place." "From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the first book to explore this extraordinary and ironic transformation. Fred Turner here traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay-area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award - winning Whole Earth Catalog, the computer conferencing system known as WELL, and, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successful Wired magazine, Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running encounter between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers." "Shedding new light on how our networked culture came to be, this book reminds us that the distance between the Grateful Dead and Google, between Ken Kesey and the computer itself, is not as great as we might think."--BOOK JACKET
Echoes of combat : the Vietnam war in American memory by Fred Turner( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the link between private trauma and public memory explains how our understanding of Vietnam has been transformed
The democratic surround : multimedia & American liberalism from World War II to the psychedelic sixties by Fred Turner( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We commonly think of the psychedelic sixties as an explosion of creative energy and freedom that arose in direct revolt against the social restraint and authoritarian hierarchy of the early Cold War years. Yet, as Fred Turner reveals in The Democratic Surround, the decades that brought us the Korean War and communist witch hunts also witnessed an extraordinary turn toward explicitly democratic, open, and inclusive ideas of communication and with them new, flexible models of social order. Surprisingly, he shows that it was this turn that brought us the revolutionary multimedia and wild-eyed individualism of the 1960s counterculture. In this prequel to his celebrated book From Counterculture to Cyberculture, Turner rewrites the history of postwar America, showing how in the 1940s and '50s American liberalism offered a far more radical social vision than we now remember. Turner tracks the influential mid-century entwining of Bauhaus aesthetics with American social science and psychology. From the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the New Bauhaus in Chicago and Black Mountain College in North Carolina, Turner shows how some of the most well-known artists and intellectuals of the forties developed new models of media, new theories of interpersonal and international collaboration, and new visions of an open, tolerant, and democratic self in direct contrast to the repression and conformity associated with the fascist and communist movements. He then shows how their work shaped some of the most significant media events of the Cold War, including Edward Steichen's Family of Man exhibition, the multimedia performances of John Cage, and, ultimately, the psychedelic Be-Ins of the sixties. Turner demonstrates that by the end of the 1950s this vision of the democratic self and the media built to promote it would actually become part of the mainstream, even shaping American propaganda efforts in Europe. Overturning common misconceptions of these transformational years, The Democratic Surround shows just how much the artistic and social radicalism of the sixties owed to the liberal ideals of Cold War America, a democratic vision that still underlies our hopes for digital media today
Aux sources de l'utopie numérique de la contre-culture à la cyberculture, Stewart Brand, un homme d'influence by Fred Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stewart Brand occupe une place essentielle, celle du passeur qui au-delà de la technique fait naître les rêves, les utopies et les justifications auto- réalisatrices. Depuis la fin des années soixante, il a construit et promu les mythes de l'informatique avec le Whole Earth Catalog, le magazine Wired ou le système de conférences électroniques du WELL et ses communautés virtuelles. Aux sources de l'utopie numérique nous emmène avec lui à la découverte du mouvement de la contre-culture et de son rôle déterminant dans l'histoire de l'internet. [Source : d'après la 4e de couverture]
Echoes of combat : trauma, memory, and the Vietnam War by Fred Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using psychological trauma as its guiding metaphor, Echoes of Combat is the first book to explore the parallels between the healing of Vietnam veterans and Americans' Collective recovery from the war. With such diverse sources as film, books, television, political speeches, monuments, medical texts, veterans' testimonies, and the men's movement, Turner shows how the healing narratives of individuals have allowed us to transform our recollections of American aggression in Vietnam into tales of national sacrifice. This updated edition includes a new introduction by the author."--Jacket
Visages de la Silicon Valley by Mary Beth Meehan( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You say you want a revolution? : records and rebels, 1966-1970 by Victoria Broackes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late 1960s were a period of great turbulence and rapid social and political change. You Say You Want a Revolution? examines that moment when youth culture drove an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse - environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication - have roots that can be traced back to the 1960s. 1960s design culture culminated in an orgy of colour and form: a sensorial overload of Barbarella-style inflatables, plush Verner Panton playrooms and high-tech 2001: Space Odyssey furniture systems. Here, essays on music, politics, the counter-culture, social living, mind-altering experiences, festivals and more chart revolutions across media and culture, illustrated throughout with some of the most iconic images of the time - including the records that provided both the soundtrack and the key means of identification. The idealism of the period informed such disparate phenomena as the high-tech innovations of Silicon Valley and the environmental movement. Half a century later, we can reassess the genesis of these movements and explore whether the revolutions they started can be considered complete, ongoing or interrupted
Pepsi '70 : une multinationale à la rencontre de la contre-culture by Fred Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fille d'Hiroshima et Nagasaki créée en 1970, la personnage de BD de la jeune électronicienne Yoko Tsuno aurait pu visiter l'Expo '70 d'Ōsaka. Parmi les 60 millions de visiteurs de ce capharnaüm métaboliste high-tech, elle aurait pu s'émerveiller du pavillon interactif que Pepsi-Cola commandite au collectif d'artistes EAT (Experiments in Art and Technology). Mais pourquoi une multinationale du soda confiait-elle, en pleine guerre du Viêt Nam, sa vitrine éphémère à des représentants de la <<contre-culture>>? Spécialiste de l'histoire des médias et de l'émergence de la cyberculture, Fred Turner fournit ici quelques clefs de lecture du moment où, aux USA, le naufrage des communautés néo-rurales hippies s'apprête à réinventer la Silicon Valley ..."
Révolution : "you say you want a revolution" : labels et rebelles, 1966-1970( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late 1960s were a period of great turbulence and rapid social and political change. You Say You Want a Revolution? examines that moment when youth culture drove an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication - have roots that can be traced back to the 1960s.1960s design culture culminated in an orgy of color and form: a sensorial overload of Barbarella-style inflatables, plush Verner Panton playrooms and high-tech 2001: Space Odyssey furniture systems. Here, essays on music, politics, the counter-culture, social living, mind-altering experiences, festivals and more chart revolutions across media and culture, illustrated throughout with some of the most iconic images of the time - including the records that provided both the soundtrack and the key means of identification. The idealism of the period informed such disparate phenomena as the high-tech innovations of Silicon Valley and the environmental movement. Half a century later, we can reassess the genesis of these movements and explore whether the revolutions they started can be considered complete, ongoing or interrupted." -- provided by publisher
Brasilien über alles: Bolsonaro am Ziel = Vom freien Netz zum neuen Autoritarismus by Luiz Ruffato( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shu zi wu tuo bang : cong fan zhu liu wen hua dao sai bo wen hua = by Fred Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution : musica e ribelli 1966-1970 : dai Beetles a Woodstock( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiers-monde de la décolonisation à la guerre froide : journée d'étude du 23 juin 2014( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aux sources de l'utopie numérique de la contre-culture à la cyberculture : conférence du 18 décembre 2014( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Ina Jaffe reports on the death of social and political activist Tom Hayden] by Ina Jaffe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ina Jaffe reports on the death of social and political activist Tom Hayden. Jaffe talks about Hayden's time as a student at the University of Michigan where he was a leader of Students for a Democratic Society and was one of the creators of the Port Huron Statement. Jaffe says that Hayden continued his political activism throughout his life and served in the California state legislature for almost two decades. On "All things considered."
Deadline : crime, journalism, and fearful citizenship in Caracas, Venezuela by Robert Nathan Samet( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation traces the constitutive relationship between the press and populism in Venezuela through an account of crime journalism. Based on more than two years of research alongside journalists on the Caracas crime beat, it analyzes how demands for security mobilized disparate sectors of society around a common cause. The vital link between the politics of security and populist mobilization is something that scholars have only recently begun to recognize (Bottoms 1995; Garland 2002; Pratt 2007; Wacquant 2009). Although my analysis focuses specifically on Venezuela, I believe that it has implications for studies of crime and for studies of populism more generally. This dissertation sets out three interrelated findings. First, crime news creates victims. I mean this in a discursive sense: crime news reproduces the figure of the innocent, wholesome victim. A glance at the morning papers or the midday news confirms as much. Crime journalism is replete with images of grieving relatives and stories about good kids, hard-working men, and beloved mothers who were murdered for no reason at all. Anthropologists studying mass media representations of crime have looked almost exclusively at the figure of the criminal. We know where the category of the criminal leads--to the body of the young, poor, dangerous, black male. What can we learn by following the category of the victim? Second, in Venezuela victimhood becomes legible through the discursive practice of denunciation. We tend to think of victims as silent, passive objects; yet in Venezuela victimhood is anything but silent. To the contrary, the victim is an active performer, someone who voices sentiments of rage, grief, tragedy, and fear. To denounce is to assert one's victimhood publicly, usually through the medium of the press. Third and finally, denunciations made in the name of victims are the building blocks that form populist movements. In Culture & Truth, anthropologist Renato Rosaldo talks about how finding the rage in grief helped him understand the impetus for Illongot headhunting (Rosaldo 1993). I argue that by seeing the rage in victimhood, we begin to understand the impetus behind populist mobilizations against violent crime. The discursive practices of denunciation on the part of victims, journalists, pundits, and media moguls allow us to analyze this process. Rather than reducing the phenomenon to a moral panic or a mob mentality, an analysis of denunciation actually shows us the mechanisms and the micro-politics through which the populist movements take shape
Immediate mediation : a narrative of the newsreel and the film by Sara Beth Levavy( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the ways in which newsreels were central to modes of reportage and visual display in the interwar years. Drawing from primary and archival sources, and looking directly to the films themselves, this study imparts a new understanding of newsreels' unique, compiled, nonfiction narrative style. This dissertation uses the visual and phenomenological experience of the cinema to understand how interwar newsreels were not simply ephemeral (and literally disposable) documents of the mundane, but were a true vernacular--a common language of contemporary history. At their most basic level, newsreels were formal groupings of eight to ten "stories" designed to bring the outside world into the film theatre; they were instruments both of journalism and cinema and are now forgotten examples of the inherent hybridity of motion pictures. Newsreels' compilation structure, a relic of cinema's earliest years, and their content, a highly mediated refraction of contemporary experience, together represent a singular mode of historical documentation and narration. Discussing newsreels' relationship to contemporary reportage media, their place in cinema history, and the implications of their status as compilation films underlines newsreels' kaleidoscopic form and function. Widely consumed and eagerly anticipated, interwar newsreels were documents constructed in a medium whose burgeoning popularity and ubiquity has become emblematic of its specific historical moment
Where the counterculture met the new economy : the well and the origins of virtual community by Fred Turner( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How a housewife routed the reds by Fred Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Burning man at Google: a cultural infrastructure for new media production by Fred Turner( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism
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Echoes of combat : the Vietnam war in American memoryEchoes of combat : trauma, memory, and the Vietnam War
Alternative Names
Fred Turner écrivain américain

Fred Turner escritor estadounidense

Fred Turner media and communications scholar

Turner, Fred

Turner, Frederick C. 1961-

Фред Тернер

フレッド・ターナー (作家)

弗雷德·特纳

Languages
English (63)

French (15)

Chinese (4)

German (1)

Italian (1)