Blog Theory: Feedback and Capture in the Circuits of Drive

Blog Theory: Feedback and Capture in the Circuits of Drive


Blog Theory deals a severe idea of latest media. Furthering her account of communicative capitalism, Jodi Dean explores the methods new media practices like running a blog and texting catch their clients in extensive networks of delight, creation, and surveillance. Her wide-ranging and theoretically wealthy research extends from her own stories as a blogger, via media histories, to newly rising social community structures and applications.

Set opposed to the heritage of the commercial main issue wrought by way of neoliberalism, the ebook engages with fresh paintings in modern media idea in addition to with thinkers akin to Giorgio Agamben, Jean Baudrillard, man Debord, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj ?i?ek. via those engagements, Dean defends the provocative thesis that reflexivity in complicated networks is healthier understood through the psychoanalytic suggestion of the drives. She contends, in addition, that analyzing networks when it comes to the drives permits us to know their genuine, human size, that's, the sentiments and impacts that embed us within the system.

In remarkably transparent and lucid prose, Dean hyperlinks possible trivial and transitory updates from the hot mass tradition of the net to extra basic alterations in subjectivity and politics. daily communicative exchangesÑfrom weblog posts to textual content messagesÑhave frequent results, results that not just undermine capacities for democracy but additionally entrap us in circuits of domination.

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