Clough: Autoaffection. Unconscious Thought in the Age of by Patricia Ticineto Clough

By Patricia Ticineto Clough

Explores the relationship among new theories, new applied sciences, and new methods of thinking.

In this ebook, Patricia Ticineto Clough reenergizes severe concept through viewing poststructuralist concept during the lens of “teletechnology,” utilizing tv as a habitual case examine to light up the altering relationships among subjectivity, expertise, and mass media.

Autoaffection hyperlinks diversified sorts of cultural criticism—feminist idea, queer thought, movie conception, postcolonial idea, Marxist cultural reports and literary feedback, the cultural stories of technological know-how and the feedback of ethnographic writing—to the transformation and growth of teletechnology within the past due 20th century. those theoretical techniques, Clough indicates, became the automobiles of subconscious proposal in our time.

In person chapters, Clough juxtaposes the likes of Derridean deconstruction, Deleuzian philosophy, and Lacanian psychoanalysis. She works throughout the writings of Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, Judith Butler, Bruno Latour, Nancy Fraser, Elizabeth Grosz-to identify just a few-placing all in discussion with a teletechnological framework. Clough indicates how those cultural criticisms have raised questions about the root of inspiration, permitting us to reenvision the connection of nature and know-how, the human and the computing device, the digital and the genuine, the dwelling and the inert.

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Ah, the wonder of it! To wonder how it is that the machine's vision is not secondary to my vision. An auto-tele-vision. It is the flickering up and the passing away of conscious contact. It is to be zapped in and out of a rush of images and sounds: A mother who only loves just enough - not quite the wire mommy of the rhesus monkey experiments of an earlier scientific research agenda - the cold machine. A mother's sensual singing accompanied by a red and white kitchen radio - the music machine. The fat of a childhood body that would be without organs, without a sex, all filled up, all closed in - the dumbing machine.

But in Archive Fever, where Derrida 28 Technical Substrates of Unconscious Memory 29 returns to "Freud and the Scene of Writing" in the context of interrogat­ ing the relationship of unconscious memory and teletechnology, what is suggested is that it is teletechnology that allowed for the connections Derrida first elaborated between his own project and Freud's. Or, as I would like to put it, in "Freud and the Scene of Writing" Derrida begins to complete Freud's project in the machine metaphors given with teletech­ nology and suggests, therefore, that teletechnology always already drew the Freudian unconscious to it and to the future.

Physis in differance. "30 Surely the thought of differance has ontological implications. The on­ tology of Being by which nature and culture are opposed is undermined; culture and nature instead are drawn back into the play of the differ­ ences of preontological forces -the singular, subindividual, finite, forces of mattering, which subtend and yet are immanent to the differantial relation of body and machine, nature and technology, the virtual and the real. But if there are ontological implications arising from the thought of differance, there is something that prevents Derrida from fully artic­ ulating them here, when first following Freud.

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