ISBN-10:
0823226689
ISBN-13:
9780823226689
Pub. Date:
12/15/2006
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age / Edition 3

Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age / Edition 3

by Dominic Pettman

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823226689
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Edition description: 3
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dominic Pettman is Associate Professor in Culture and Media at the Eugene Lang College of the New School. He is the author of After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion (SUNY, 2002), Avoiding the Subject: Media, Culture and the Object (with Justin Clemens; Amsterdam University Press, 2005); and Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (Fordham, 2006).

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