Cultural Studies | Special Topics in Cultural Studies Networks, Systems and Flows
C701 | 15490 | Gershon


This course looks at contemporary theoretical approaches to
how knowledge and objects circulate.  We look at the categories
theorists use to conceptualize circulation and distribution, such as
networks, systems, and flows, and explore the implications of using
one category instead of another.  In addition, we will turn to
theorists who focus entirely on circulation and speed, disregarding
the channels through which objects and knowledge moves.  We cover
theorists such as Deleuze, Bakhtin, Kittler, Virilio, Latour,
Luhmann, and de Certeau.  Students will learn a broad range of
analytical tools for examining contexts in which circulation is the
central problematic.