Network Culture: Politics For the Information Age by Tiziana Terranova

By Tiziana Terranova

In an age of electronic mail lists and chat groups, e-zines and weblogs, bringing jointly clients, shoppers, employees and activists from around the world, what different types of political subjectivity are rising? What different types of politics develop into attainable in a time of knowledge overload and media saturation? What constructions of energy and regulate function over a self-organising process just like the internet?
In this hugely unique new paintings, Tiziana Terranova investigates the political measurement of the community tradition during which we now stay, and explores what the recent varieties of verbal exchange and agency may suggest for our knowing of strength and politics. Terranova engages with key ideas and debates in cultural idea and cultural politics, utilizing examples from media tradition, computing, community dynamics, and net activism in the anti-capitalist and anti-war activities.
Network tradition concludes that the nonlinear community dynamics that hyperlink diverse modes of communique at varied degrees (from neighborhood radio to satellite tv for pc tv, from the nationwide press to the net, from broadcasting to rumours and conspiracy theories) give you the stipulations during which one other politics can emerge. This different politics, the ebook indicates, doesn't entail the construction of a brand new political discourse or ideology, however the invention of micropolitical strategies in a position to face up to new different types of social control.

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