Beyond the Rhizome: Challenging Dominant Reticularity

Lockwood, Dean (2015) Beyond the Rhizome: Challenging Dominant Reticularity. In: Political Agency in the Digital Age: Media, Participation and Democracy ( ECREA Communication and Democracy conference 2015), 9-10 October, Copenhagen Business School.

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The network has become our dominant ideology. There has been a gross failure to acknowledge the contingency and historicity of networks. The network is a grand narrative, a meta-rhetoric and a new image of thought – a ‘reticular empiricism’ which is also a ‘reticular pessimism’ because it constitutes a foreclosure of utopian thought and a constraint on political agency in the digital age.

Keywords:Rhizome, Network, Ideology, Political agency
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film, Media & Journalism > Lincoln School of Film, Media & Journalism (Media)
ID Code:54365
Deposited On:19 Apr 2023 13:43

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