[artinfo] Andreas Wittel: Digital Transitions

Andreas Wittel andreas.wittel at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 14:32:06 CEST 2016

This book may be of interest to political 
economists of media and communication.

Andreas Wittel, (2016), Digital 
Transitions. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic 

Description: Digital Transitions explores the 
relationship between technological changes and 
the social, political, economic, and cultural 
contexts in which these changes occur. Digital 
technologies have moved into every corner of life 
and the classic separation between work and 
non-work has become obsolete. The digital economy 
has become indistinguishable from life in the 
digital age. This is a book about the merger of 
economy and life, about life in digital 
capitalism. It explores four moments of digital 
transitions: The first chapter explores 
transitions of sharing, both as a concept or an 
ideology and as a social practice. The second 
chapter explores a transition in the political 
economy of media and communication and its recent 
turn to the work of Marx. The third chapter 
focuses on the building of the digital commons 
and its very particular economy of contribution. 
The final chapter turns the light on academic 
cultures and inspects the activist turn in 

Keywords: political economy; Marx; capitalism; 
digital media; activism; sharing; digital commons

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