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The crisis of narration / Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Daniel Steuer.

Han, Byung-Chul, (author.). Steuer, Daniel, (translator.). Han, Byung-Chul. Translation of: Krise der Narration. (Added Author).

Narratives produce the ties that bind us. They create community, eliminate contingency and anchor us in being. And yet in our contemporary information society, where everything has become arbitrary and random, storytelling becomes storyselling and narratives lose their binding force. Whereas narratives create community, storytelling brings forth only a fleeting community - the community of consumers. No amount of storytelling could recreate the fire around which humans gather to tell each other stories. That fire has long since burnt out. It has been replaced by the digital screen, which separates people rather than bringing them together. Byung-Chul Han, one of the most perceptive cultural theorists of contemporary society, dissects this crisis with exceptional insight and flair.

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  • ISBN: 9781509560431
  • ISBN: 1509560432
  • Physical Description: xi, 76 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: English edition.
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-76).
Subject: Narration (Rhetoric)
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Information society.
Digital communications.
Social media and society.

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