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Love And Other Technologies : Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (Paperback)

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Can love really be considered another form of technology? Dominic Pettman says it can?although not before carefully redefining technology as a cultural challenge to what we mean by the ?human? in the information age. Using the writings of such important thinkers as Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Bernard Stiegler as a springboard, Pettman explores the ?techtonic? movements of contemporary culture, specifically in relation to the language of eros. Highly ritualized expressions of desire ?love, in other words?always reveal an era's attitude toward what it means to exist as a self among others. For Pettman, the articulation of love is a technique of belonging: a way of responding to the plurality of identity, a process that becomes increasingly complex as the forms of mediated communication, from cell phones and text messaging to the mass media, multiply and mesh together.


Publisher Fordham Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780823226696
SKU 202709548
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0823226697
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0267
Publisher Fordham University Press
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