The Resource Virality : contagion theory in the age of networks, Tony D. Sampson

Virality : contagion theory in the age of networks, Tony D. Sampson

Label
Virality : contagion theory in the age of networks
Title
Virality
Title remainder
contagion theory in the age of networks
Statement of responsibility
Tony D. Sampson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this thought-provoking work, Tony D. Sampson presents a contagion theory fit for the age of networks. Unlike memes and microbial contagions, Virality does not restrict itself to biological analogies and medical metaphors. It instead points toward a theory of contagious assemblages, events, and affects. For Sampson, contagion is not necessarily a positive or negative force of encounter; it is how society comes together and relates. Sampson argues that a biological knowledge of contagion has been universally distributed by way of the rhetoric of fear in the antivirus industry and other popular discourses surrounding network culture
Cataloging source
MHW
Dewey number
  • 302.4
  • 302.41
Index
index present
LC call number
BF357.S26 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Virality : contagion theory in the age of networks, Tony D. Sampson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-221) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1. Resuscitating Tarde's Diagram in the Age of Networks; 2. What Spreads? From Memes and Crowds to the Phantom Events of Desire and Belief; 3. What Diagram? Toward a Political Economy of Desire and Contagion; 4. From Terror Contagion to the Virality of Love; 5. Tardean Hypnosis: Capture and Escape in the Age of Contagion; Acknowledgments; Notes;
Control code
ocn818115209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816682928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttbrj5k
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27087384
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818115209
  • jstor0816682925

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