How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy
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|Format:||Hardback, 224 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 August 2002|
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Table of Contents
Introduction: communicative capitalism : the ideological matrix -- Publicity's secret -- Conspiracy's desire -- Little brothers -- Celebrity's drive -- Conclusion : neo-democracy.
"Cultural theorist Jodi Dean's latest book tackles the issue of the public sphere in a refreshingly contemporary and relevant way by focusing on the role of the technological media in the exercise of public democracy. . . . One of the most interesting discussions in the book is that of subjectification in terms of a drive toward celebrity, which seems to suggest, in a Sartrean vein, that we experience existence only in the eyes of multiple beholders. . . . The book serves, however, to raise the question of what democracy would look like without the rational monolith of 'the public' and goes some way to clearing the ground that has served to bolster this (from Dean's perspective) dangerous avoidance tactic." Kieran Laird, Contemporary Political Theory, Summer 2004
|Publisher: ||Cornell University Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.57 x 16.15 x 1.96 centimeters (0.40 kg)|