Mark Poster

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Mark Poster (1941-2012) was professor emeritus in History and Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine. First hired in 1969, Poster played a central role in UCI's emergence as a leading center for work in Critical Theory. He helped launch the Critical Theory Institute, first as an informal reading group and then as a formal research center in 1987. He also served as director in its early years. In 2002 he became the founding chair of UCI's Department of Film and Media Studies.

  • The Utopian Thought of Restif de la Bretonne, New York University Press, 1971.
  • Editor, Harmonian Man: Selected Writings of Charles Fourier, Anchor, 1971.
  • Existential Marxism in Postwar France: From Sartre to Althusser, Princeton University Press, 1975.
  • Trans., Jean Baudrillard, The Mirror of Production, Telos Press, 1975.
  • Critical Theory of the Family, New York: Seabury, 1978.
  • Sartre's Marxism, Cambridge University Press, 1982.
  • Foucault, Marxism, and History: Mode of Production Versus Mode of Information, Blackwell, 1984.
  • Editor, Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, Stanford University Press, 1988; 2nd ed., rev., Polity, 2001.
  • Critical Theory of Poststructuralism, Cornell University Press, 1989.
  • The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Social Context, University of Chicago Press, 1990.
  • Editor with Rob Kling and Spencer Olin, Postsuburban California: The Transformation of Orange County Since World War II, University of California Press, 1991.
  • Editor, Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture, Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • The Second Media Age, Polity Press, 1995.
  • Cultural History and Postmodernity: Disciplinary Readings and Challenges, Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • What's the Matter with the Internet?, University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
  • Information Subject, Routledge, 2001.
  • Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006.
  • Editor with David Savat, Deleuze and New Technology, Edinburgh University Press, 2009.