Whither-ing Critique

Andrejevic, Mark (2013) Whither-ing Critique. Communication and Critical-Cultural Studies, 10 2-3: 222-228. doi:10.1080/14791420.2013.812592

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Author Andrejevic, Mark
Title Whither-ing Critique
Journal name Communication and Critical-Cultural Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1479-1420
Publication date 2013-09-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14791420.2013.812592
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 2-3
Start page 222
End page 228
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3315 Communication
3316 Cultural Studies
Abstract Critique is a term to be perennially revisited, perhaps re-articulated and rediscovered. In this regard it is necessarily a reflexive notion - one with a built-in tendency to turn back upon itself, tracing its own limits and potentials. This contribution draws upon some past articulations of the notion in order to consider the fate of critique in some contemporary contexts. In particular, it contemplates the fate of critical theory during a time when the basis and uses of theory are themselves called into question by emerging regimes of knowledge and practice. What might it mean to theorize in a time of automated sense-making governed by questions of correlation and prediction? What might it mean to critique the forms of practice associated with this type of sense-making? This article explores the limits of some of the available responses (new materialism and some strands of affect theory) in order to chart the coordinates of a different critical path.
Keyword Critical Theory
Affect theory
New materialism
Data mining
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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