Jodi Dean, associate professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is on bookshelves once again with the publication of her latest title: “Reformatting Politics: Networked Communications and Global Civil Society.” The book, which Dean do-edited, deals with the way that new advances in global communication and technology are shaping politics around the world and defining a new role for Non-Governmental Organizations.
“In Reformatting Politics, the writers assembled by Dean, Jon Anderson and Geert Lovink argue convincingly that 'politics as usual' is no longer possible,” writes reviewer David Hakken of the School of Informatics at Indiana University. “While one might argue with some of their more provocative characterizations, one must admire their ability to ground discussion in real techno-political practice.”
Dean has been with the Colleges since 1993. She received the B.A. from Princeton University and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has previously been the recipient of the faculty award for scholarship. She is also the author of a wide-ranging body of work including “Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace,” “Publicity's Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy,” and most recently, “Žižek’s Politics.” Dean’s article on publicity was named “The Most-Frequently Cited Article” in “Political Theory,” an academic journal of political theory, earlier this year.
“Reformatting Politics” was published in May, 2006 by Routledge.