In this collection of previously published essays Patricia T. Clough is taking the measure of what she describes as “[m]oving from theaffective turn to thedatalogicalturn” (ix). Increasingly concerned with looking at this exact “measure” of affect, or “affect-itself” (3), and proposing to move toward a “datalogical turn,” Clough is in the midst of moving beyond the focus of her prior work, which has so helped define the debate and influence around the notion of “affect,” including Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Technology (2000), TheEnd(s)ofEthnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998), Feminist Thought (1994), and as editor (with Jean Halley) of...
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Book Review| September 03 2019
Book Review: The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure by Patricia Ticineto Clough
The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure, by Patricia Ticineto Clough.
University of Minnesota Press,
209pp./$100 (hb), $25 (sb).
Jay Murphy is author of Artaud’s Metamorphosis: From Hieroglyphs to Bodies without Organs (2016) and is at work on The Artaud Effect.
Afterimage (2019) 46 (3): 81–84.
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Jay Murphy; Book Review: The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure by Patricia Ticineto Clough. Afterimage 3 September 2019; 46 (3): 81–84. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/aft.2019.463012
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