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Sociophobia : Political Change in the Digital Utopia (Reprint) (Paperback) (Cu00e9sar Rendueles)

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The great ideological cliché of our time, César Rendueles argues in Sociophobia, is the idea that communication technologies can support positive social dynamics and improve economic and political conditions. We would like to believe that the Internet has given us the tools to overcome modernity's practical dilemmas and bring us into closer relation, but recent events show how technology has in fact driven us farther apart.

Named one of the ten best books of the year by Babelia El País, Sociophobia looks at the root causes of neoliberal utopia's modern collapse. It begins by questioning the cyber-fetishist dogma that lulls us into thinking our passive relationship with technology plays a positive role in resolving longstanding differences. Rendueles claims that the World Wide Web has produced a diminished rather than augmented social reality. In other words, it has lowered our expectations with respect to political interventions and personal relations. In an effort to correct this trend, Rendueles embarks on an ambitious reassessment of our antagonistic political traditions to prove that post-capitalism is not only a feasible, intimate, and friendly system to strive for but also essential for moving past consumerism and political malaise.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 177
Genre: Philosophy, Technology, Social Science
Series Title: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Cu00e9sar Rendueles
Language: English
Street Date: April 11, 2017
TCIN: 52219227
UPC: 9780231175272
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-7818
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