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10.06.2019 - von Chandler D. & Fuchs C.

Digital Objects, Digital Subjects - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Capitalism, Labour and Politics in the Age of Big Data
David Chandler, Christian Fuchs (eds.)

This volume 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 sensing, innovation, participatory culture, networked activism, and distributed democracy. Pessimists argue that digital technologies have extended domination via new forms of control, networked authoritarianism and exploitation, dehumanization and the surveillance society. Leading international scholars present varied interdisciplinary assessments of such claims – in theory and via dialogue – and of the digital’s impact on society and the potentials, pitfalls, limits and ideologies, of digital activism. They reflect on whether computational social science, digital humanities and ubiquitous datafication lead to digital positivism that threatens critical research or lead to new horizons in theory and society.

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- Introduction: Big Data Capitalism - Politics, Activism, and Theory
Christian Fuchs & David Chandler
- 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
Christian Fuchs
- Karl Marx in the Age of Big Data Capitalism
Christian Fuchs
- What is at Stake in the Critique of Big Data? Reflections on Christian Fuchs’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
- 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 : Making Alternative Subjects Through Digital Objects
Jack Linchuan Qiu
- Wage-Workers, Not Slaves : Reflections on Jack Qiu’s Chapter
Peter Goodwin
- 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

Chandler D. & Fuchs C. 2019. Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Capitalism, Labour and Politics in the Age of Big Data. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book29


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Published on Jan. 29, 2019
Language English
Pages: 248
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Quelle: University of Westminster Press, London