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Polar Inertia (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

by Paul Virilio

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Examining how the `here and now' of space, territory, the body, are being redefined by new technologies and how this undoes simplistic versions of the globalization thesis, Paul Virilio demonstrates how technology has made inertia the defining condition of modernity. An instantaneous present has replaced space and the sovereignty of territory; everything happens without the need to go anywhere. This book will be a key reference for students and scholars of the latest thinking in social theory.

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Paul Virilio shows how technology has made inertia the defining condition of modernity. He argues that the real time of action at a distance through telecommunication has replaced the real space of immediate action.

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