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A different version of chapter 2 appeared as “The Limits of Networks as Models for Organizing the Social,” New Media and Society 12, no. 4 (June 2010): 603–­17. Portions of chapters 6 and 8 were previously published as “Liberation Technology and the Arab Spring: From Utopia to Atopia and Beyond,” Fibreculture 20 (2012). A different version of chapter 7 appeared as “Peerless: The Ethics of P2P Network Disassembly” in the proceedings of the 4th Meeting: P2P Networks and Processes (Madrid, July 2009).
Copyright 2013 by Ulises Ali Mejias

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