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Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex

Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex

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An unsparing analysis of class power and computerisation, Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution. From Coltan mines in the Congo; electronics factories in China and devastated neighbourhoods in Detroit, this book reveals how technology facilitates growing polarisation between wealthy elites and precarious workers. Nick Dyer-Witheford reveals the class domination behind everything from expanding online surveillance to intensifying robotisation. At the same time, he looks at possibilities for information technology within radical movements; contemporary struggles are cast in the blue glow of the computer screen. This book brings heterodox Marxist analysis to bear on modern technological developments. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how Silicon Valley shapes the way we live today.

Author: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Published: 05/20/2015
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 8.41h x 5.17w x 0.36d
ISBN: 9780745334035

Review Citation(s):
Choice 03/01/2016

About the Author
Nick Dyer-Witheford is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at University of Western Ontario. He is author of Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism (University of Illinois, 1999), and co-author of Digital Play: The Interaction of Technology, Culture, and Marketing (McGill-Queen's, 2003) and Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009).

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