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Author Guins, Raiford
Title Edited Clean Version : Technology and the Culture of Control
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008
©2009
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Descript 1 online resource (270 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1. Control -- 2. Blocking -- 3. Filtering -- 4. Sanitizing -- 5. Cleaning -- 6. Patching -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Not long ago it would have been an absurd idea to purchase a television, CD or MP3 or DVD player, computer software, or game console with the intention of limiting its capabilities. However, as Raiford Guins demonstrates in Edited Clean Version, today's media technology is marketed and sold for what it does not contain and what it will not deliver.TVs equipped with V-chips, Internet filters, editing DVD players, clean-version CDs and MP3s, and game consoles with parental control features can block out, monitor, disable, and filter information. As Guins argues in this provocative book, consumers now find themselves in new relationships with their everyday media in which they inscribe their viewing, listening, and playing experiences with self-prescribed and technologically enabled values and morals. Censorial practices are not so much enacted on media by regulatory bodies today as they are in our media technology.According to Guins, these new "control technologies" are designed to embody an ethos of neoliberal governance-through the very media that have been previously presumed to warrant management, legislation, and policing. Repositioned within a discourse of empowerment, security, and choice, the action of regulation, he reveals, has been relocated into the hands of users
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Guins, Raiford Edited Clean Version : Technology and the Culture of Control Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2008 9780816648146
Subject Mass media -- Censorship -- United States.;Television -- Censorship -- United States.;V-chips.;Motion pictures -- Censorship -- United States.;Internet -- Access control -- United States
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