Friday, May 8, 2009
New Videocast: Of Entertainment, Michael Chabon, and Michel Foucault
In this new episode of Gendering the Media with Brikena Ribaj, I discuss the concept of entertainment as Michael Chabon treats it in his recent book Maps and Legends as well as Michel Foucault's treatment of heterotopias.
I mention reality TV, modernity, Wagner, Verdi, and, of course, Franz Ferdinand.
The main question I raise is: What is a heterotopia?
You can view this videocast here.
Incidentally, one of the sentences I quote from Chabon's latest book says the following about entertainment:
"Entertainment is junk and too much junk is bad for you. Bad for your heart, your arteries, your soul."
graph per http://media.photobucket.com/image/the%20killers%20concert/zombie_elle/fff.jpg