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From the Publisher"Dean is asking the right questions about online life … Wecertainly need vigilance and critique to help us resist dotcomcharisma, and no one is fiercer or smarter than Dean on thisfront."
LAReview of Books
"Jodi Dean’s Blog Theory takes as its proximatesubject the eponymous blog—and its living death … whatis offered is both simple and, oddly enough, also hopeful."
Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory
"If Ballard invited the 20th century viewer to witnesstheir own mass atrocity exhibition, we now have the update for the21st century: Jodi Dean's demolition job of the Internet as we knowit. With Blog Theory we can finally terminate the hype ofblogging and seriously engage the deeply distracted condition ofthe networked present. The incestuous relationship betweenjournalism and bloggers is exposed to make way for criticalreflections on techniques of self-management for ourall-too-fragile identities."
"Blog Theory is refreshingly free of received ideas aboutthe wonderful new world of media. Jodi Dean manages the difficultart of being critical of new media without becoming a crankycurmudgeon. She uses psychoanalytic concepts to produce a synopticview of the decline of symbolic efficiency under communicativecapitalism, and the way the blogosphere participates in thisdissipation of the totems and tokens of what we once thought of asthe public sphere. She clears the way for imagining the politics ofmedia by other means."
McKenzie Wark, The New School University