Recombinant selves in mass mediated spacetime

  title={Recombinant selves in mass mediated spacetime},
  author={Asif Agha},
Bakhtin proposed that novelistic ‘‘chronotopes’’ (depictions of place-time-and-personhood) implicitly frame readers’ acts of construing a novel’s plot and explicit content in ways that potentially transform everyday chronotopes presupposed by readers. Generalizing from the case of novels (and other genres of written discourse), this article develops an account of ‘‘cultural chronotopes,’’ namely depictions of place-time-and-personhood to which social interactants orient when they engage each… CONTINUE READING

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