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John Armitage: POLAR INERTIA


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From: John Armitage <john.armitage@unn.ac.uk>
To: "'nettime-l@desk.nl'" <nettime-l@desk.nl>
Subject: POLAR INERTIA
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 12:51:57 +0100

Hi Nettimers,

Virilio's POLAR INERTIA is about to be released in English by Sage/TCS in
the next few months. Here are the detalis for anyone interested in
obtaining a copy. Please circulate this message far and wide. 

best wishes

John Armitage

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POLAR INERTIA
Paul Virilio
translated by Patrick Camiller 
SAGE Publications, published in association with Theory, Culture & Society


Examining how the `here and now' of space, territory, the body, are being
redefined by new technologies and how this undoes simplistic versions of
the globalization thesis, Paul Virilio demonstrates how technology has
made inertia the defining condition of modernity. An instantaneous present
has replaced space and the sovereignty of territory; everything happens
without the need to go anywhere. A key reference for students and scholars
of the latest thinking in social theory. 

"Virilio explores the space-time continuum of new media with a relentless,
sceptical gaze. This volume is essential reading for those who would
follow his profound examination of the body's fate in the landscape of
contemporary information machines." 

Professor Mark Poster, University of California - Irvine

Contents
Indirect Light / The Last Vehicle / Kinematic Optics / Environment Control
/Polar Inertia 

Published September 1999  128 pages	Cloth(0-7619-5802-9) 	Price 40.00
Paper (0-7619-5803-7) 	Price 12.99
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