Matthew Flisfeder is associate professor of rhetoric and communications at The University of Winnipeg. His book, Algorithmic Desire: Toward a New Structuralist Theory of Social Media is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. He is the author of Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner (Bloomsbury 2017), The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (Palgrave Macmillan 2014).
Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents is often read as a text about unnecessarily privileging the needs of the dominant culture and society over those of the individual. The book … Read More