21 May 2010

Book: Telecracy Against Democracy (in French)

"Cultural Politics: An International Journal", in its latest issue, publishes the English translation of a text by Bernard Stiegler under the title "Telecracy Against Democracy" (6 [2], July 2010: pp. 171-80):


Abstract: "The text we publish here is the first chapter of Bernard Stiegler's La Télécratie contre la Démocratie. The broad argument of Stiegler's book (and of this introductory chapter) is that what he terms 'telecracy' is ruining democracy by short-circuiting the normal mechanisms of politics and destroying the foundations of citizenship, as understood since the Greeks. As a result, television and the wider 'televisual' program industries have become the central political issue within our societies."

The book was published in French by Flammarion in 2006:


I can't access the full text of either the article or the book.

Bernard Stiegler, a philosopher who spent five years in prison for armed robbery, is Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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