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Troll Theory is the provisional name for a book I'm planning that discusses the history and theory of trolls. In part it's a defence of trolls, or rather it aims to contextualise trolls within a broader phenomenon - a historical, cultural spirit of disruption and challenge and of play and humour that aims for the transformation of everyday life and the structures of authority. As such it doesn't defend all and any trolls, but rather defends the need for a type of trolling, an art of trolling and its specific mode of success and inevitable failures. The book will comprise many small chapters of a few thousand words each, either about examples of trolls and trolling or discussing phenomena and ideas that, in my view, help us understand trolling and what it's trying to do.

Draft chapters can be found on my 'Troll Theory' blog HERE

TROLL THEORY