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The Resource Chronicles of a liquid society, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

Chronicles of a liquid society, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

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Chronicles of a liquid society
Title
Chronicles of a liquid society
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Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
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Language
eng
Summary
Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. A celebrated essayist as well as novelist, in this, his last collection, he explores many aspects of the modern world with irrepressible curiosity and wisdom. A crisis in ideological values, a crisis in politics, unbridled individualism – the familiar backdrop to our lives: a ‘liquid society’ where it’s not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets are not lacking. In these pieces, written by Eco as articles for his regular column in l’Espresso magazine, he brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, mobile phones, mass media, racism, good manners and the crisis in ideological values. It is a final gift to his readers – astute, witty and illuminating
Cataloging source
VDGV
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Eco, Umberto
Dewey number
306
Literary form
non fiction
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Dixon, Richard
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  • Culture
  • Essays
  • Italian essays
Target audience
adult
Label
Chronicles of a liquid society, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • God is my witness that I'm a fool...
  • How to protect yourself from the Templars
  • The whiff of books
  • Here's the right angle
  • Journey to the center of Jules Verne
  • Corkscrew space
  • On unread books
  • On the obsolescence of digital media
  • Festschrift
  • The Catcher in the Rye fifty years on
  • Aristotle and the pirates
  • I tweet, therefore I am
  • Lies and make-believe
  • Credulity and identification
  • From stupidity to folly.
  • No, it's not pollution, it's impurities in the air
  • How to get rich on other people's suffering
  • Miss World, fundamentalists, an lepers
  • Return to sender
  • Give us a few more deaths
  • Speaking with license
  • Conciliatory oxymorons
  • The loss of privacy
  • The human thirst for prefaces
  • A noncomrade who gets it wrong
  • Saying sorry
  • the Sun still turns
  • What you mustn't do
  • The miraculous Mortacc
  • Joyce and the Maserati
  • Napoleon never existed
  • Are we all mad?
  • Idiots and the responsible press
  • The old and the young.
  • The average lifespan
  • Fair is foul, and foul is fair?
  • Thirteen years misspent
  • Once upon a time there was Churchill
  • A generation of aliens
  • Online.
  • The liquid society
  • My email doubles
  • How to elect the president
  • The hacker is crucial to the system
  • Too much of the internet? But in China...
  • Here's a good game
  • The textbook as teacher
  • How to copy from the internet
  • What's the point of having a teacher?
  • the fifth estate
  • A further note
  • Turning back the clock.
  • Dogmatism and fallibilism
  • Marina, Marina, Marina
  • I urge you to be brief
  • On cell phones.
  • More thoughts on the cell phone
  • Swallowing the cell phone
  • On photography
  • Evolution: all with just one hand
  • The cell phone and the queen in "Snow White"
  • On conspiracies.
  • Freestyle Catholics and sanctimonious secularists
  • Where's the deep throat?
  • Conspiracies and plots
  • Fine company
  • Don't believe in coincidences
  • The conspiracy on conspiracies
  • On mass media.
  • Radiophonic hypnosis
  • There are two Bit Brothers
  • Roberta
  • The mission of the crime story
  • Have we really invented so much?
  • Bin Laden's allies
  • Going to the same place
  • Mandrake, an Italian hero?
  • Are viewers bad for television?
  • Give us today our daily crime
  • Maybe Agamemnon was worse than Bush
  • High medium low
  • "Intellectually speaking"
  • Suspects behaving badly
  • Shaken or stirred?
  • Full speed backward!
  • Too many dates for Nero Wolfe
  • Unhappy is the land
  • Time and history
  • Forms of racism.
  • Women philosophers
  • Where do you find anti-Semitism?
  • Who told women to veil themselves?
  • Husbands of unknown wives
  • Proust and the Boche
  • From Maus to Charlie
  • I remember, I remember
  • On hatred and death.
  • On hatred and on love
  • Where has death gone?
  • Our parts
  • Religion and philosophy.
  • Seers see what they know
  • European roots
  • The lotus and the cross
  • Relativism?
  • Chance and intelligent design
  • Being seen.
  • The reindeer and the camel
  • Watch it, loudmouth...
  • Idolatry and iconoclasm lite
  • The cocaine of the people
  • The crucifix, almost a secular symbol
  • Those strangers, the three Kings
  • Mad about Hypatia
  • Halloween, relativism, and Celts
  • Damned philosophy
  • Evasion and secret redress
  • Wave ciao ciao to the camera
  • The holy experiment
  • Monotheisms and polytheisms
  • A good education.
  • Who gets cited most?
  • Political correctness
  • Thoughts in fair copy
  • Meeting face-to-face
  • The pleasure of lingering
  • On books, etc.
  • Is Harry Potter bad for adults?
Control code
000061170906
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781911215318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)972974930
Label
Chronicles of a liquid society, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • God is my witness that I'm a fool...
  • How to protect yourself from the Templars
  • The whiff of books
  • Here's the right angle
  • Journey to the center of Jules Verne
  • Corkscrew space
  • On unread books
  • On the obsolescence of digital media
  • Festschrift
  • The Catcher in the Rye fifty years on
  • Aristotle and the pirates
  • I tweet, therefore I am
  • Lies and make-believe
  • Credulity and identification
  • From stupidity to folly.
  • No, it's not pollution, it's impurities in the air
  • How to get rich on other people's suffering
  • Miss World, fundamentalists, an lepers
  • Return to sender
  • Give us a few more deaths
  • Speaking with license
  • Conciliatory oxymorons
  • The loss of privacy
  • The human thirst for prefaces
  • A noncomrade who gets it wrong
  • Saying sorry
  • the Sun still turns
  • What you mustn't do
  • The miraculous Mortacc
  • Joyce and the Maserati
  • Napoleon never existed
  • Are we all mad?
  • Idiots and the responsible press
  • The old and the young.
  • The average lifespan
  • Fair is foul, and foul is fair?
  • Thirteen years misspent
  • Once upon a time there was Churchill
  • A generation of aliens
  • Online.
  • The liquid society
  • My email doubles
  • How to elect the president
  • The hacker is crucial to the system
  • Too much of the internet? But in China...
  • Here's a good game
  • The textbook as teacher
  • How to copy from the internet
  • What's the point of having a teacher?
  • the fifth estate
  • A further note
  • Turning back the clock.
  • Dogmatism and fallibilism
  • Marina, Marina, Marina
  • I urge you to be brief
  • On cell phones.
  • More thoughts on the cell phone
  • Swallowing the cell phone
  • On photography
  • Evolution: all with just one hand
  • The cell phone and the queen in "Snow White"
  • On conspiracies.
  • Freestyle Catholics and sanctimonious secularists
  • Where's the deep throat?
  • Conspiracies and plots
  • Fine company
  • Don't believe in coincidences
  • The conspiracy on conspiracies
  • On mass media.
  • Radiophonic hypnosis
  • There are two Bit Brothers
  • Roberta
  • The mission of the crime story
  • Have we really invented so much?
  • Bin Laden's allies
  • Going to the same place
  • Mandrake, an Italian hero?
  • Are viewers bad for television?
  • Give us today our daily crime
  • Maybe Agamemnon was worse than Bush
  • High medium low
  • "Intellectually speaking"
  • Suspects behaving badly
  • Shaken or stirred?
  • Full speed backward!
  • Too many dates for Nero Wolfe
  • Unhappy is the land
  • Time and history
  • Forms of racism.
  • Women philosophers
  • Where do you find anti-Semitism?
  • Who told women to veil themselves?
  • Husbands of unknown wives
  • Proust and the Boche
  • From Maus to Charlie
  • I remember, I remember
  • On hatred and death.
  • On hatred and on love
  • Where has death gone?
  • Our parts
  • Religion and philosophy.
  • Seers see what they know
  • European roots
  • The lotus and the cross
  • Relativism?
  • Chance and intelligent design
  • Being seen.
  • The reindeer and the camel
  • Watch it, loudmouth...
  • Idolatry and iconoclasm lite
  • The cocaine of the people
  • The crucifix, almost a secular symbol
  • Those strangers, the three Kings
  • Mad about Hypatia
  • Halloween, relativism, and Celts
  • Damned philosophy
  • Evasion and secret redress
  • Wave ciao ciao to the camera
  • The holy experiment
  • Monotheisms and polytheisms
  • A good education.
  • Who gets cited most?
  • Political correctness
  • Thoughts in fair copy
  • Meeting face-to-face
  • The pleasure of lingering
  • On books, etc.
  • Is Harry Potter bad for adults?
Control code
000061170906
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781911215318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)972974930

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