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e-mail trouble - love and addiction @ the matrix (Paperback) Loot Price: R471
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e-mail trouble - love and addiction @ the matrix (Paperback): S. Paige Baty
e-mail trouble - love and addiction @ the matrix (Paperback): S. Paige Baty

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e-mail trouble - love and addiction @ the matrix (Paperback)

S. Paige Baty

Series: Constructs Series

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"This is about a society of isolates who all communicate with one another from terminal sites. This is about being disembodied, distanced, distinct, and that sort of boundary-thing. It is not about being present. It is not about being there. It is not about a shared history, or a shared meal, or a shared story, or any kind of mutuality. It is about contact between virtual strangers. . . . It happens when you feel that you are so alone that you need anybody to talk to--anybody at all--because you believe that your connections have failed you. This kind of connection leaves you cold and dead inside, because it lacks history and a language of belonging." In this daring, postmodern autobiography, S. Paige Baty recounts her search for love and community on the Internet. Taking Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a point of departure, Baty describes both an actual road trip to meet the object of an e-mail romance and the cyber-search for connection that draws so many people into the matrix of the Internet. Writing in a bold, experimental style that freely mixes e-mails, poems, fragments of quotations, and puns into expository text, she convincingly links e-mail trouble with "female trouble" in the displacement of embodied love and accountable human relationships to opaque screens and alienated identities. Her book stands as a vivid feminist critique of our culture's love affair with technology and its dehumanizing effect on personal relationships.

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Imprint: University Of Texas Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Constructs Series
Release date: November 1998
First published: 1999
Authors: S. Paige Baty
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 167
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-70864-8
Barcode: 9780292708648
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
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LSN: 0-292-70864-5

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