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Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age

Dominic Pettman

Abstract

Can love really be considered another form of technology? This book says it can, although not before carefully redefining technology as a cultural challenge to what we mean by the “human” in the information age. Using the writings of such thinkers as Giorgio Agamben, Jean‐Luc Nancy, and Bernard Stiegler as a springboard, the book explores the “techtonic” movements of contemporary culture, specifically in relation to the language of eros. The highly ritualized expression of desire is love; in other words, love always reveals an era's attitude towa ... More

Keywords: love, technology, information age, Romanticism, contemporary culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823226689
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226689.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic Pettman, author