This text explores the connections between modes of information and the management of the individual in the context of new technologies. Tracing historical and contemporary lines of argument, it brings together psychologists and cultural theorists working in the spheres of technology and subjectivity to explore links between popular culture, technoscience, feminism, ethics and politics. Each chapter engages with mainstream psychological research and critical social trends to explore such issues as the collapse of memory and creativity and the applications of virtual technologies to the lives of people with disabilities.
ANGEL JUAN GORDO-LOPEZ is Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sociology IV at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is the author of The Psycho-Techno-Complex: Psychological Boundary Objects and Psychology, Discourse and Social Practice: From Regulation to Resistance with Alldred et al (1996) and has contributed to The Cyborg Handbook (1995). IAN PARKER is Professor of Psychology in the Discourse Unit at Bolton Institute, where he directs the MSc in Critical Psychology. He has written widely in the field of critical psychology; his most recent publication is Psychoanalytic Discourse in Western Society.