Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. A Material Critique of Digital Society

1.1 Radical Political Economy as an Organizing Intellectual Framework

1.2 The Need to Jettison Idealism

1.3 The Labour Regimes of Digital Capitalism

1.4 The State of Data

Chapter 2. Extraction, Expansion and Economies of Bondage

2.1 European State Formation

2.2 American State Formation

2.3 Intra-Ruling Class Struggle and Bargained Settlement

2.4 Consolidation and Collapse, Contention and Cooperation

2.5 Neoliberalism and the Great Recession

Chapter 3. Calculation, Computation, and Conflict

3.1 Cold War Social Science

3.2 The Strategic Return to Centres of Calculation

3.3 Automated Lethal Robotics

3.4 Extrajudicial Drone Strikes

3.5 The Order of the Internet of Things

Chapter 4. Internal Rule and the Other America

4.1 The Atrophy of Opposition and the Truly Disadvantaged

4.2 The War on Blacks

4.3 The Daily Ugliness of Police Militarization

4.4 The Universality of Black Lives Matter

Chapter 5. External Rule and ‘Free Trade’

5.1 Induced Under- and Combined-Development

5.2 Contradictions of Global Rule

5.3 Bases for Commodities and Containment

5.4 Securing International Circuits of Production

5.5 The Military Response to a ‘Global Power Shift’

Chapter 6. Minds, Brains, and Disciplinary Programs

6.1 The First AI Revolution and the Legacies of Political Behaviourism

6.2 The Second AI Revolution and Embodied Computation

6.3 The Role of Economics and Psychology

6.4 Computing Means and Social Ends

6.5 Lazy Definitions and Weak Epistemology

6.6 The Psychologism of Abstracted Empiricism

Conclusion. Digital Coercion and the Tendency Towards Unfree Labour

Notes

References

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Dedication

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Additional Information

ISBN
9781911534372
Related ISBN
9781911534365
MARC Record
OCLC
1065770188
Pages
vii-viii
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-17
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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