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The Resource Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

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Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks
Title
Virality
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Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks
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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 popula
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks
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Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctttsp1n
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-221) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
Cover; 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; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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1 online resource (246 pages)
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online
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9780816682928
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Media type code
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