List Cultures
List Cultures
Knowledge and Poetics from Mesopotamia to BuzzFeed
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Preface Introduction: List Cultures 1. History: Lists and media materialism 2. Epistemology: Pop music charts and the making of a cultural field 3. Administration I: The state, the fact, and double-entry bookkeeping 4. Administration II: The Nazi census and making up people 5. Logistics: Listicles and algorithms in real time 6. Poetics: Uncanny modernity in Heidegger, Borges, and Marker Conclusion: Etcetera = Notes Bibliography Index

Recensies en Artikelen

"The first and most noticeable thing about Young’s erudite study of list cultures is just how comprehensive and far-reaching his object of study truly is (...) Young's approach to lists and list cultures is highly original and the text is lucidly written."
- Ian Reilly, Canadian Journal of Communication 45 (3), 2020

"The book makes a valuable contribution to an emergent logistical or infrastructural media studies, where scholars of quite different methodological investments agree on the urgent need to interrogate the procedural form of media."
- Rob Coley, "Cultural Infrastructure", Cultural Politics

"List Cultures is an important book, both form a scientific and a societal point of view, which brilliantly illustrates the role humanities can and must play in debates that may seem unhospitable to them, but that are are cruelly in need of the broader civilizational approach updated by Young. His book is the perfect example of how to continue, instead of debunking or deconstructing, the quasi-mythical study of lists by Jack Goody (The Domestication of the Savage Mind), which it is now possible to reread afresh."
- Jan Baetens, Leonardo Reviews, May 2018.

"Young places our current obsession with the list in historical context, tracing their emergence, myriad uses and changing significance.... List Cultures is a fascinating overview. Young deftly links different theoretical approaches and leans on various disciplines to support his reasoning."
- Marion Koob, LSE Review of Books, December 2017.

Listen to Liam Cole Young on RTE lyric fm's two-part Soundsdoable / Culture File with Luke Clancy: Liam Cole Young's List Cultures and A List of Good and Bad Lists

"Lists stretch across cultures and epochs, doing work both administrative and poetic, absorbing every conceivable thing - from virtues to vegetables, ingredients to illnesses - into their capacious form. In richly indexing the list's operation across time and space and media, Young demonstrates how this humble discursive structure has profoundly shaped our sense of what composes and orders our world, of what matters."
- Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School, New York

"Young argues eloquently for the need to pay close attention to the role that cultural techniques like list-making play in making sense of the material circumstances of everyday life. List Cultures is a significant contribution to the growing body of research on the structure and function of information genres, and will find eager readers in too many fields to enumerate."
- Darren Wershler, Concordia University Research Chair in Media and Contemporary Literature

"Like the list itself, List Cultures travels around the world and across history, bringing together techniques from ancient writing to algorithmic operations. It bridges disciplines and infiltrates the world of art, literature, and administration. By following the humble list form, Liam Cole Young exposes the massive logistical underpinnings of culture, and in doing so, transforms our understanding of classification, data, and knowledge. List Cultures is an expansive, imaginative book that rethinks the organization of both media and media studies."
- Nicole Starosielski, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University Steinhardt

Liam Young

List Cultures

Knowledge and Poetics from Mesopotamia to BuzzFeed

De onderstaande tekst is niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands en wordt in het Engels weergegeven.
We live in an age of lists, from magazine features to online clickbait. This book situates the list in a long tradition, asking key questions about the list as a cultural and communicative form. What, Liam Cole Young asks, can this seemingly innocuous form tell us about historical and contemporary media environments and logistical networks? Connecting German theories of cultural techniques to Anglo-American approaches that address similar issues, List Cultures makes a major contribution to debates about New Materialism and the post-human turn.

Liam Young

Liam Cole Young , Ph.D., is a faculty member in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he writes and teaches about media and cultural materialism. He has published in Theory, Culture, and Society, Canadian Journal of Communication, and Amodern.