Digital objects, digital subjects interdisciplinary perspectives on capitalism, labour and politics in the age of big data

This book explores activism, research and critique in the age of digital subjects and objects and Big Data capitalism after a digital turn said to have radically transformed our political futures. Optimists assert that the 'digital' promises: new forms of community and ways of knowing and...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Chandler, David (Editor), Fuchs, Christian (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: London University of Westminster Press 2019, 2019
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Introduction / Christian Fuchs and David Chandler
  • Section I. Digital capitalism and big data capitalism / Digital governance in the Anthropocene : the rise of the correlational machine / David Chandler
  • Beyond big data capitalism, towards dialectical digital modernity : reflections on David Chandler's chapter ; Karl Marx in the age of big data capitalism / Christian Fuchs
  • What is at stake in the critique of big data? Reflections on Christian Fuch's chapter / David Chandler
  • Seeing like a cyborg? The innocence of posthuman knowledge / Paul Rekret
  • Posthumanism as a spectrum : reflections on Paul Rekret's chapter / Robert Cowley
  • Section II. Digital labour
  • Through the reproductive lens : labour and struggle at the intersection of culture and economy / Kylie Jarrett
  • Contradictions in the Twitter social factory : reflections on Kylie Jarrett's chapter / Joanna Boehnert
  • E(a)ffective precarity, control and resistance in the digitalised workplace / Phoebe V. Moore
  • Beyond repression : reflections on Phoebe Moore's chapter / Elisabetta Brighi
  • Goodbye iSlave : marking alternative subjects through digital objects / Jack Linchuan Qiu
  • Wage-workers, not slaves : reflections on Jack Qiu's chapter / Peter Goodwin
  • Section III. Digital politics
  • Critique or collectivity? Communicative capitalism and the subject of politics / Jodi Dean
  • Subjects, contexts and modes of critique : reflections on Jodi Dean's chapter / Paulina Tambakaki
  • The platform party : the transformation of political organisation in the era of big data / Paolo Gerbaudo
  • The movement party : winning elections and transforming democracy in a digital era : reflections on Paolo Gerbaudo's chapter / Anastasia Kavada
  • The appropriation of fixed capital : a metaphor? / Antonio Negri
  • Appropriation of digital machines and appropriation of fixed capital as the real appropriation of social being : reflections on Toni Negri's chapter / Christian Fuchs