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By Jodi Dean

Blog Theory bargains a severe conception of latest media. Furthering her account of communicative capitalism, Jodi Dean explores the methods new media practices like running a blog and texting seize their clients in in depth networks of pleasure, creation, and surveillance. Her wide-ranging and theoretically wealthy research extends from her own reviews as a blogger, via media histories, to newly rising social community systems and applications.

Set opposed to the history of the industrial main issue wrought by means of neoliberalism, the booklet engages with contemporary paintings in modern media conception in addition to with thinkers reminiscent of 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 idea of the drives. She contends, in addition, that interpreting networks by way of the drives permits us to understand their actual, human size, that's, the sentiments and impacts that embed us within the system.

In remarkably transparent and lucid prose, Dean hyperlinks doubtless trivial and transitory updates from the recent mass tradition of the net to extra basic alterations in subjectivity and politics. daily communicative exchangesÑfrom web publication 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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