Preface to the Second Edition [Page ix] More than two decades have passed since publication of the Handbook of Communication Science's first edition. During this time, several handbooks addressing a variety of specific communication contexts and topical areas of communication inquiry have appeared on the communication research landscape. Given these developments, this seems to be an especially propitious time to produce a handbook that serves to integrate these ostensibly diverse areas. As the present volume's chapters aptly demonstrate, there are a number of vectors along which these seemingly diverse areas of inquiry show distinct tendencies for convergence.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Modern Fiction Studies U of Minnesota Foucault kipnis berger, A Skeptic Confronts Apocalyptic Culture. Space, Body, and Spirit of Millennial Materialism. Cultural Theory at the End of the Century.
At the turn of the millennium, one of the more interesting and promising developments in cultural and materialist studies has been a deepening concern with questions of history in relationship to postmodern culture and critical methodology.
This development is characterized [End Page ] by a critical engagement with the so-called "end of history" debate sparked in large part by Francis Fukuyama's The End of History and the Last Man The intent of the debate has been to historicize and critique the failure of historical imagination on the part of an apocalyptic-minded American culture increasingly shaped by the postmodern hyperrealities and reifications of late capitalism.
Another important characteristic of this recent development is the critical attempt to historicize and critique materialist methodologies, to understand their own relationship to time.
This last endeavor often raises fundamental questions about the future of materialist theory and practice. In each case, what is particularly striking about this turn-of-the-millennium development is that it involves a sense of the continuing relevance of poststructuralist theory, although not without certain reservations.
Such a sense on the part of cultural and materialist studies is surprising, given the vehemence of the lates critique of poststructuralism's "ahistoricism.
In the debate over Martin Heidegger's involvement with the Nazi party was renewed with the publication of Victor Farias's Heidegger and Nazism. In the same year came the shocking revelation of Paul de Man's implication in the politics of Nazi Germany.
The general sense was that the entire work of these two central figures in poststructuralism particularly deconstruction was not only ahistorical, but fascist. Meanwhile, throughout the s, the humanities were undergoing a "turn" toward history after the high period of theory in the s, resulting in the development and expansion of various forms of cultural materialism, cultural studies, and what has now come to be known as the New Historicism.
Characteristic of this historical turn were sharp critiques of poststructuralism's apolitical formalism, which, in literary studies, were prompted in large part by Frank Lentricchia's After the New Criticism and further intensified by the heated controversies surrounding the work of Heidegger and de Man.
An important early s attempt to link the concerns and methodologies of poststructuralism and materialism was made in Michael Ryan's Marxism and Deconstructionand later countermeasures on the part of poststructuralist theorists were taken, as in the case of Post-Structuralism and the Question of Historyedited by Derek Attridge, Geoff Bennington, and Robert Young, but by the end of the s the result appeared to be a victory of [End Page ] "history" over the putatively abstract, apolitical theory of poststructuralism.
In the s, however, this state of affairs changed. An exemplary text in this regard is Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx. In this widely read work Derrida turns his attention towards specific cultural, historical, and economic issues, bringing deconstruction and Marxism together in a way that had not been attempted since Ryan's book in the early s.Social Constructivism is exemplified in the 20 th century writings of the French philosopher Michel Foucault (), American sociologists Peter Berger (), and American historian of science Thomas Kuhn (), famous for his theory of "paradigm shifts.
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