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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 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, 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. 1 Introduction
  2. Christian Fuchs and David Chandler
  3. pp. 1-20
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  1. Section I Digital Capitalism and Big Data Capitalism
  1. 2 Digital Governance in the Anthropocene
  2. David Chandler
  3. pp. 23-42
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  1. 3 Beyond Big Data Capitalism, Towards Dialectical Digital Modernity
  2. Christian Fuchs
  3. pp. 43-52
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  1. 4 Karl Marx in the Age of Big Data Capitalism
  2. Christian Fuchs
  3. pp. 53-72
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  1. 5 What is at Stake in the Critique of Big Data?
  2. David Chandler
  3. pp. 73-80
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  1. 6 Seeing Like a Cyborg? The Innocence of Posthuman Knowledge
  2. Paul Rekret
  3. pp. 81-94
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  1. 7 Posthumanism as a Spectrum
  2. Robert Cowley
  3. pp. 95-100
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  1. Section II Digital Labour
  1. 8 Through the Reproductive Lens
  2. Kylie Jarrett
  3. pp. 103-116
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  1. 9 Contradictions in the Twitter Social Factory
  2. Joanna Boehnert
  3. pp. 117-124
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  1. 10 E(a)ffective Precarity, Control and -Resistance in the Digitalised Workplace
  2. Phoebe V. Moore
  3. pp. 125-144
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  1. 11 Beyond Repression: Reflections on Phoebe Moore’s Chapter
  2. Elisabetta Brighi
  3. pp. 145-150
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  1. 12 Goodbye iSlave: Making Alternative Subjects Through Digital Objects
  2. Jack Linchuan Qiu
  3. pp. 151-164
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  1. 13 Wage-Workers, Not Slaves: Reflections on Jack Qiu’s Chapter
  2. Peter Goodwin
  3. pp. 165-168
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  1. Section III Digital Politics
  1. 14 Critique or Collectivity? Communicative Capitalism and the Subject of Politics
  2. Jodi Dean
  3. pp. 171-182
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  1. 15 Subjects, Contexts and Modes of Critique
  2. Paulina Tambakaki
  3. pp. 183-186
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  1. 16 The Platform Party : The Transformation of Political Organisation in the Era of Big Data
  2. Paolo Gerbaudo
  3. pp. 187-198
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  1. 17 The Movement Party - Winning Elections and Transforming Democracy in a Digital Era
  2. Anastasia Kavada
  3. pp. 199-204
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  1. 18 The Appropriation of Fixed Capital: A Metaphor?
  2. Antonio Negri
  3. pp. 205-214
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  1. 19 Appropriation of Digital Machines and Appropriation of Fixed Capital
  2. Christian Fuchs
  3. pp. 215-222
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  1. The Editors and the Contributors
  2. pp. 223-226
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781912656097
Related ISBN
9781912656080
MARC Record
OCLC
1111384745
Pages
245
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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