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The Resource Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks, (electronic book)

Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks, (electronic book)

Label
Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks
Title
Virality
Title remainder
Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks
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 popula
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Cataloging source
MHW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sampson, Tony D
Dewey number
  • 302.4
  • 302.41
Index
index present
LC call number
BF357.S26 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tarde, Gabriel de
  • Imitation
  • Social interaction
  • Crowds
Label
Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-221) and index
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
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
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
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Virality : Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-221) and index
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
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
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
Specific material designation
remote

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