Se con il cinema avevamo un testo lineare e finito, con i mass media un testo lineare infinito broadcasting con il web e i social media ci troviamo non di fronte ma immersi in un ipertesto multimediale interattivo, reticolare e infinito. E tale tendenza va sempre contrastata? Ha senso e come va impostata una battaglia laica oggi? Sono invece aumentate le diseguaglianze. E i new media possono essere declinati in questa prospettiva?
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Fenos The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, Especially passages such as this one about Alan Turing: The 20th century is marked by 4 extremely important events: Wisdom, gentle humour and statistics have rarely been combined so effectively. I was born in the twilight of that turbulent century, and thus I consider myself a product of that unique phase of human history, an heir to its cumulative impact for no man can escape the crucible of his respective historical context.
The conclusion is a kind of pessimistic, hand-wringing despair from Hobsbawm. Il secolo breve Eric J. Hobsbawm, B. However, as the modest three-star rating I gave this book suggests, I am not wholly enamoured of it.
ASTM C PDF There was, owing to technological advancement, an enhancement of the scale of destruction, but that is a logistical matter, not a moral one. I hope to have time one day to return to it myself, and see how well it has worn the test of decades.
The only word for that is cowardly. The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, by Eric Hobsbawm The system of crash industrialization based on a military-style communist party command structure was able to produce a Soviet society in which the state guaranteed a minimum level of existence for its population food, clothing, shelter but not much else.
Of course it serves only to underscore Hosbawms own beliefs. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. His observations, numerous and sometimes outside the box, try If the twentieth century was short, he was nevertheless full well, even too full. Apart from a passing glance in its direction pp. Admittedly, this book was completed before September 11, and the ISIS scourge in the Middle East; and before the Great Recession beginning in ; but I cannot imagine that anyone would think we are living in a Golden Age.
But can this really be said, in hindsight? World Wars, the Cold War, and the fall of Berlin wall. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? But were the insights worth the effort? The Age of Empire. Hobsbawm himself admitted that he is not really suited to a dispassionate analysis of contemporary history. His technique is to look upon history as a jewel of many facets, each of which is worth viewing and all of which are nece History can be written in different ways.
His observations, numerous and sometimes outside the box, trying to make sense of this new century so bad and that does not end much better, they are seeking mechanisms, explanations motion acceleration beyond us more they try to open new perspectives on the new century the book is written in the early s. Related Posts.
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