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In Spivaks essay, can the Subaltern speak, she states that:

[the] contemporary invocations of the libidinal economy and desire as the determining interest, combined with practical politics of the oppressed - speaking for themselves - restore the category of the sovereign subject within the theory that seems most to question it.

and that this sovereign subject is through the theorising of Ideology by Althusser via the psychoanalytic theory of Lacan, lies concealed as we are immersed in language, and by Debords, also in spectacle.

Is it possible to unconceal or disclose this sovereign subject through mass surveillance of the digital economy? One might say, to construct the real subject by deconstructing the virtual economy.

Frederic Jameson, in Postmodernism, writes a useful counterpoint to this:

Rather, I want to suggest that our faulty representations of some immense communicational and computer network are themselves but a distorted figuration of something even deeper, namely, the whole world system of a present-day multinational capitalism. The technology of contemporary society is therefore mesmerizing and fascinating not so much in its own right but because it seems to offer some privileged representational shorthand for grasping a network of power and control even more difficult for our minds and imaginations to grasp: the whole new decentered global network of the third stage of capital itself.

In Spivaks essay, can the Subaltern speak, she states that:

[the] contemporary invocations of the libidinal economy and desire as the determining interest, combined with practical politics of the oppressed - speaking for themselves - restore the category of the sovereign subject within the theory that seems most to question it.

and that this sovereign subject is through the theorising of Ideology by Althusser via the psychoanalytic theory of Lacan, lies concealed as we are immersed in language, and by Debords, also in spectacle.

Is it possible to unconceal or disclose this sovereign subject through mass surveillance of the digital economy? One might say, to construct the real subject by deconstructing the virtual economy.

In Spivaks essay, can the Subaltern speak, she states that:

[the] contemporary invocations of the libidinal economy and desire as the determining interest, combined with practical politics of the oppressed - speaking for themselves - restore the category of the sovereign subject within the theory that seems most to question it.

and that this sovereign subject is through the theorising of Ideology by Althusser via the psychoanalytic theory of Lacan, lies concealed as we are immersed in language, and by Debords, also in spectacle.

Is it possible to unconceal or disclose this sovereign subject through mass surveillance of the digital economy? One might say, to construct the real subject by deconstructing the virtual economy.

Frederic Jameson, in Postmodernism, writes a useful counterpoint to this:

Rather, I want to suggest that our faulty representations of some immense communicational and computer network are themselves but a distorted figuration of something even deeper, namely, the whole world system of a present-day multinational capitalism. The technology of contemporary society is therefore mesmerizing and fascinating not so much in its own right but because it seems to offer some privileged representational shorthand for grasping a network of power and control even more difficult for our minds and imaginations to grasp: the whole new decentered global network of the third stage of capital itself.

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Mass surveillance and the concealed subject of power

In Spivaks essay, can the Subaltern speak, she states that:

[the] contemporary invocations of the libidinal economy and desire as the determining interest, combined with practical politics of the oppressed - speaking for themselves - restore the category of the sovereign subject within the theory that seems most to question it.

and that this sovereign subject is through the theorising of Ideology by Althusser via the psychoanalytic theory of Lacan, lies concealed as we are immersed in language, and by Debords, also in spectacle.

Is it possible to unconceal or disclose this sovereign subject through mass surveillance of the digital economy? One might say, to construct the real subject by deconstructing the virtual economy.