Communication Despite Postmodernism


Joseph J. Pilotta
Mykolos Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Algis Mickunas
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Vilnius Gedimino Technical University, Lithuan

Series: Contemporary Cultural Studies
BISAC: SOC026000

The malaise of today’s “Cultural Studies” is perhaps best summarized by Picasso (paraphrased) “success can lead to copying from oneself, and copying from oneself, and that is worse than copying from others.” This book is both a response and an independent configuration of the dominant, current trend: that is “cultural studies” known as the Birmingham/U.S. School (B/USS). Contemporary Cultural Studies leapfrogs the Birmingham/U.S. School of “future self-clarification.”

The fundamental conceptual, mythological and philosophical problematics have been worked over the last 40-plus years in the United States in advance of the current self-clarificaion exercises. Surprisingly, the genesis of U.S. Contemporary Cultural Studies is in Continental philosophy, not unlike the genesis of the Birmingham/U.S. School. This book discusses some procedural questions and practical features relevant to theory and research practice in social science and humanities from the standpoint of phenomenology. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-vii

Introduction pp. 1-8

Part 1: Prologue and Problematic pp. 9-10

Chapter 1: Levinas: Self and Other pp. 11-22

Chapter 2: Foucault and Ethnography pp. 23-34

Chapter 3: Deleuze, et. Al., Intercoporeity and Discourse pp. 35-52

Part 2: An Answer: The Phenomenological Science of Communication pp. 53-54

Chapter 4: Introduction to Phenomenology pp. 55-72

Chapter 5: Methodological Critique pp. 73-94

Chapter 6: The Dialogical Domain pp. 95-124

Chapter 7: Phenomenology and Language pp. 125-142

Chapter 8: The Primacy of Expression pp. 143-152

Chapter 9: Concretization of Intersubjectivity pp. 153-168

Chapter 10: Concretization of Language pp. 169-188

Chapter 11: Critical Evaluation of Criticisms pp. 189-198

Part 3: Phenomenology of Communication Studies pp. 199-200

Chapter 12: The Transcendental Basis of Critical Reflection pp. 201-212

Chapter 13: The Practical Making of History pp. 213-228

Chapter 14: The Role of the Phenomenologist in Social Science pp. 229-236

Chapter 15: The Politics of ”Social Difference”: Consequences of Socially Conditioned Inactivism pp. 237-246

Chapter 16: Emergence of Meaning in Art pp. 247-258

Chapter 17: Dialogue and World pp. 259-270

Author Index pp. 271-280

Subject Index

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