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Mark Poster (born 6 July 1941) is a Professor Emeritus of History, Film and Media Studies, and the Critical Theory Emphasis at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1968, and his research interests include European Intellectual and Cultural History, Critical Theory, and Media Studies.


  • The Utopian Thought of Restif de la Bretonne (1971)
  • Existential Marxism in Postwar France: From Sartre to Althusser (1975)
  • Critical Theory of the Family (1978)
  • Sartre's Marxism (1982)
  • Foucault, Marxism, and History: Mode of Production Versus Mode of Information (1985)
  • Critical Theory and Poststructuralism: In Search of a Context (1989)
  • The Mode of Information: Post-structuralism and Social Contexts (1990)
  • The Second Media Age (1995). Chapter 2 available as Postmodern Virtualities
  • What's the Matter with the Internet? (Electronic Mediations series) (2001)
  • The Information Subject (2001)
  • Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines (2006)
  • Deleuze and New Technology (2009)

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