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Politics in the Age of Control

Saul Newman

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748633364
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652600 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.003.0007
Politics in the Age of Control

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This chapter explores the political implications of the new technology of control described by Gilles Deleuze in his essay on societies of control. It describes how a wide variety of new techniques of control immediately position people as subjects of risk and suspicion, and suggests that the emergence of the control society is coextensive with the paradigm of biopolitics, as well as the global hegemony of neo-liberal capitalism. The chapter discusses Delueze's idea of becoming-minor and questions the usefulness of the so-called identity politics.

Keywords: societies of control; Gilles Deleuze; people; risk and suspicion; biopolitics; neo-liberal capitalism; becoming-minor; identity politics

Chapter.  8017 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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