• The Politics of Exposure: Truth After Post-Facts

    Author(s):
    Zahid R. Chaudhary (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    2020 MLA Convention
    Subject(s):
    Neoliberalism, Michel Foucault, Psychoanalysis, Media studies, Surveillance studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    media and culture, Jacques Lacan, digital
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/32g4-2f59
    Abstract:
    This essay analyzes contemporary politics of truth across overlapping contexts: the predicament of whistleblowers, the proliferation of digital disinformation, the extractive imperatives of data economies, and the impossibility of exposing the truth when exposé becomes itself a game. The essay reads the recent cultural and political interest in exposure as a signpost for linking a diverse range of cultural and geopolitical phenomena: the rise of neoliberal financialization as well as surveillance capitalism, the biopolitical management of increasingly precarious workers, the displacement of populations. "Exposure" names a rationality, a biopolitical condition, a political strategy, a cultural-epistemic priority, and a collective mood.
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