Darier, É. and Mehta, M. D. (1998) Virtual control and discipline: electronic governmentality in the new wired world. The Information Society, 14 (2). pp. 107-116. ISSN 0197-2243Full text not available from this repository.
Current interest in the electronic highway is the latest expression of a technotopia that is about to resolutely tilt Western contemporary society into postmodernity, or at least into virtual modernity. The enthusiasm for the electronic highway is already having numerous ''power effects'' (Burchell et al., 1991). One of these effects is to radically intensify modern forms of power in a new regime we call electronic governmentality. This article examines these effects by drawing on examples from the Internet, and demonstrates how this communication and information infrastructure challenges some of our most tightly held beliefs about progress, technology, and power.
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Information Society|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2009 16:47|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2014 20:25|
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