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Hacking subject, subjecting hacking Crisis in technoculture

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Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the way the hacker has been subjected by the vectoral class as well as explore the hacker's potential for creating a new way of relating to the self. The subjection of hackers is discussed using Althusser's notions of Ideology, Repressive State Apparatuses, and Ideological State Apparatuses, exploring government (RSA) and media (ISA) as examples. The conflict stemming from difficulty in interpellating the hacker into ideology is discussed, and Foucault's techniques of the self are offered to examine why the hacker is not interpellated into ideology. The hacker's relation to Foucault's techniques (production, signs, power, and self) suggests a way of being that enables the hacker to escape subjection. The thesis argues that the hacker may serve as a model for a way of being that makes technoculture navigable.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work