Young-Girl, Theory of

The anonymous collective of political activists named Tiqqun first published Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl, as part of a series of texts in two self-titled journals. Tiqqun 1 and Tiqqun 2 appeared in French between the years of 1999 and 2001. Taken as a whole, these texts attempt to theorise the effects of digital technologies and an emerging form of capitalism upon contemporary subjectivity. Key to this theorisation is the presentation of femininity and youth in capitalism that Tiqqun refer to as the ‘Young-Girl’. This Young-Girl is linked to childhood in that she represents a commodified youth and exists at the boundary between childhood and adulthood. The majority of the two journals have been translated into English and published separately: Semiotext(e) ...

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