Skip to main content
Loading
Loading

Results

Sort By:  1-8 of 8 (1 page)
Results per page:
         

The Mass Media as Magic

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

2

... between unity and diversity. What do men and women, young and old, share in common? In what ways should they be different? Myth attempts to provide an answer. Technological utopianism See Richard Stivers, The Culture of Cynicism: American...

Both Technology and Magic

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

2

... or failure. Meaning is reduced to power. Richard Stivers, The Culture of Cynicism: American Morality in Decline ( Cambridge: Blackwell, 1994). Visual images become the operational indicators of words. Advertising is adroit at reducing...

Dramatized Information

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

2

... of technological utopianism. Richard Stivers, The Culture of Cynicism: American Morality in Decline ( Cambridge: Blackwell, 1994), 61–62. In abbreviated form, technological utopianism suggests that technology will permit us to solve all natural...

The Triumph of the Irrational

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

2

... as a citizen and for intellectual labor. A facility with language and an ability to interpret texts were indispensable. Richard Stivers, “The Deconstruction of the University,” The Centennial Review 35 (Winter, 1991), 115–36. Not so today....

Introduction

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

0

...And since man cannot live without miracles, he will provide himself with miracles of his own making. He will believe in witchcraft and sorcery, even though he may otherwise be a heretic, an atheist, and a rebel. The most widespread...

Therapy, Self-Help, and Positive Thinking as Magic

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

2

... to others like yourself. The third action is both a cause and effect of recovery. Helping others is a way of helping oneself, for it reinforces one’s commitment. Richard Stivers, The Culture of Cynicism ( Cambridge: Blackwell, 1994), 99. Those...

Management as Magic

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

1

... organization as the key to economic and political order. Richard Weiss, The American Myth of Success ( New York: Basic Books, 1969), 184–85. The success manuals, too, reflected this change. Success writers, many of whom did not fully...

Statistical Information

Richard Stivers

Peter M.R. Stirk is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University, UK. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Technology as Magic : The Triumph of the Irrational

Continuum, 2001

Book

2

... Testing, Testing, 5. Indeed America was the home to and source of more tests than any other modern society. This is not surprising given America’s tendency to define itself in terms of technology. Richard Stivers, The Culture of Cynicism...