Media Genealogy: Technological and Historical Engagements of Power — Introduction

Alexander Monea, Jeremy Packer


This introductory article offers theoretical and methodological demarcations for media genealogy, which operates in the work of each scholar interviewed for this special issue. We first examine the limitations of the media archaeological method in the work of Friedrich Kittler, Wolfgang Ernst, and Siegfried Zielinski. We later provide an outline of what media genealogy might look like, drawing on the work of our interviewees.


media genealogy, media archaeology, problematization, Michel Foucault, German media studies

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