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Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Boris Groys


The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media studies in a new way, this book focuses on the media's affect of sincerity and its manufacture of trust to appease skeptics. This book identifies forms of medial sincerity and its effect on politics, culture, society, and conceptions of the self. It relies on different philosophical writings thematizing the gaze of the other, from the theories of Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Mauss, and ... More

Keywords: media, medial sincerity, state of exception, trust, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, suspicion, George Bataille, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231146180
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Boris Groys, author
Staatliche Hochschule fur Gestaltung Kahrlruhe