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Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

Author
Tony D. Sampson
Publisher / Label
University of Minnesota Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2012
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
248
ISBN
978-0816670055

Index

Contents

Introduction 1
1. Resuscitating Tarde’s Diagram in the Age of Networks 17
2. What Spreads? From Memes and Crowds to the
   Phantom Events of Desire and Belief 61
3. What Diagram? Toward a Political Economy
   of Desire and Contagion 97
4. From Terror Contagion to the Virality of Love 127
5. Tardean Hypnosis: Capture and Escape
   in the Age of Contagion 159

Acknowledgments 193
Notes 195
Index 223