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Author Jeanneret, Yves.

Title The trace factory / Yves Jeanneret
Published London : ISTE, Ltd. ; Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (289 pages) : illustrations
Series Science, society and new technologies series. Traces set ; v. 3
Science, society and new technologies series. Traces set ; v. 3.
Contents Cover -- Half-Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction: Questioning the Evidence -- 1. The Mediatized Trace of the Social World, the Object of Research -- 1.1. There are traces and traces -- 1.1.1. The avatars of a trace of use -- 1.1.2. Metamorphoses of the trace -- 1.1.3. Mediation, mediatization, device -- 1.2. The social trace as a problem: the legacy of the history of the book -- 1.2.1. From book to reading -- 1.2.2. A constellation of categories -- 1.2.3. Structural difficulties -- 1.3. Relevance and efficiency -- 1.3.1. The evasive relevance of the trace
1.3.2. An efficient figure of relevance -- 1.3.3. Trace as an interpretative schema -- 2. The Schema of the Trace, a Paradoxical Semiotics -- 2.1. The false evidence of the Peircian index -- 2.1.1. The concept of index and semiotic theory -- 2.1.2. The index as a commonplace category -- 2.1.3. The production of indexicality -- 2.1.4. Assessment: a problematic legacy -- 2.2. The trace, appearance and presence of the past in the present -- 2.2.1. The photographic scene, here, now and in the past -- 2.2.2. The theoretical issue of Barthes' analysis
2.3. From the archetype of the trace to its theoretical status -- 2.3.1. Photography as a commonplace archetype -- 2.3.2. From the trace schema to the deployment of devices -- 2.3.3. Photography as a pretext -- 2.4. The mediatized trace, a complex info-communication device -- 2.4.1. Device -- 2.4.2. Text -- 2.4.3. Representation -- 2.4.4. Competence -- 2.4.5. Format -- 3. The Complex Genesis of the Written Trace -- 3.1. The available inscription -- 3.1.1. Inscription as a framework for thought -- 3.1.2. Grammatology or philosophy in the camera obscura -- 3.1.3. Ichnology as radical logistics
3.2. The thickness of the traced-out -- 3.2.1. Actualized presentification in absentia -- 3.2.2. Between inscription device and graphic gesture -- 3.2.3. The traced-out feature, a figure of mediation -- 3.3. It has been ... written -- 3.3.1. Signature, a social act between identification and authentication -- 3.3.2. Genetic criticism in the context of the trace/traced-out couple -- 3.4. The written trace as an institutional fact -- 3.4.1. The written trace, a scientific assumption -- 3.4.2. The written trace, a device of social knowledge power -- 3.4.3. The written trace, an educational mediation
4. The Emerging Trace of the Media Text -- 4.1. The poetics of Mnemosyne: media forms and social memory -- 4.1.1. A mediatized space of thought -- 4.1.2. The trace schema questionned by the atlas of forms -- 4.1.3. The poetics of Mnemosyne at work in media analysis -- 4.2. Indexical reading of media texts -- 4.2.1. The textual witness as a ferment -- 4.2.2. The "index paradigm", from its commonplace life to its heuristic scope -- 4.2.3. Quotations, from second hand to guestimates -- 4.3. Writing in the future perfect -- 4.3.1. Mnemosyne struggling with Lethe
4.3.2. Changes in authority, economy of writings and media genesis of traces
Summary The collection and treatment of traces which reveal who we are and what we do naturally piques our interest when it pertains to others, and anxiety when it concerns ourselves. Do we truly know what a trace is' And if knowledge is power, how vulnerable are we in the public sphere' The demonstrability of a trace hides the complexity of the process that allows it to be produced, interpreted and used. This book proposes a reasoned approach to the analysis of the 'trace' as an object and as a sign. By following such an approach, the reader will understand how the media participates in the creation and deployment of traces, and the issues raised by what can be traced on social media. The Trace Factory offers a historical perspective, returning to the founding theories of collecting and producing traces linked to knowledge and power in society. Observing technology and information through the prism of these theories, a large number of devices and their uses are evaluated. This book offers itself as a tool of thought and work for researchers, professionals and social actors of all kinds who are confronted with the existence, treatment and interpretation of the traces of society and culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource, title from digital title page (viewed on February 18, 2021)
Subject Electronic books.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Cognitive Psychology & Cognition.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1119720281