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Produced subjectivities and productive subjects : locating the potential of the self-reflective blog

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dc.contributor.author Zurba, Zorianna. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-16T15:45:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-16T15:45:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02-16T15:45:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2913
dc.description.abstract Blogging software has popularly been used as a mode of writing about everyday life to interact with others. This thesis examines the political potentials that are opened up by self-reflective blogging. The self-reflective blog is a synergy of self-reflective practices and computer-mediated communication. A genealogy of the history of computer-mediated communication and various public self-reflective practices is conducted to uncover affect as the utility of various economies of subject production. Efforts made to blog-like the efforts made to interact online in other CMCs-are positioned as a kind of affective labor. Adapting Hardt and Negri's (2005) theorization of the multitude, whereby affective labor-the production of social relationshipsis a kind ofbiopolitical production, affect will be determined as a kind ofbiopolitical power that exists in everyday life. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Blogs--Political aspects. en_US
dc.subject Blogs--Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject Self-perception. en_US
dc.title Produced subjectivities and productive subjects : locating the potential of the self-reflective blog en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Popular Culture en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Popular Culture Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Humanities en_US


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