Kailemia, MLW (2016) ‘Meum and Tuum’; cybercrime as the negative externality of post-politics bio-politics. Critical Criminology. ISSN 1572-9877 (In Press)

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The purpose of this article is to offer a critical analysis of the 'violence of capitalism'(Lazzarato, 2014; Zizek, 2009; Kovel, 2007; Foster et al, 2010) apropos of cybercrime.Deploying recent examples of 'DIY Jihadi terrorism' (Conway, 2012; Awan and AlAlami, 2009; Veilleux-lepage, 2016), 'School shooter fandoms' (Duffet, 2013; Daggett, 2015; Cullen, 2015; Curran, 2012; Hellekson and Busse, 2006) and 'Revenge porn'(Bates, 2015; Calvert, 2013; Citron and Franks, 2014) we show how these forms of cybercrime are 'externalized'-that is constituted as necessary costs of doing businessthrough the neoliberal methodology which Zizek (2014) apropos of Lazzarato (2011;14) has described as 'entrepreneurships-of-the-self'. The purpose of such entrepreneurship is to 'privatize the social and socialize the private'; that is to dichotomize subjects of capitalism into those who owe and those who are owed, through a new moral order of indebtedness (guilt, fear, shame, revenge and so forth (Zizek, 2014; Lazzarato, 2011; 2014).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybercrime; Neoliberalism; Subjectivation; Capitalism; Debt
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 15:07
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2021 08:59
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1901

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