Cultures of Obsolescence

History, Materiality, and the Digital Age

  • Editors
  • Babette B. Tischleder
  • Sarah Wasserman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Babette B. Tischleder, Sarah Wasserman
      Pages 1-17
  3. Prelude

    1. Bill Brown
      Pages 19-38
  4. History

  5. Media and the Digital Age

  6. Aesthetics

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-238

About this book


Obsolescence is fundamental to the experience of modernity, not simply one dimension of an economic system. The contributors to this book investigate obsolescence as a historical phenomenon, an aesthetic practice, and an affective mode.


Obsolescence materiality new materialisms consumer culture planned obsolescence media studies media culture digital culture digital humanities culture media

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