[artinfo] Andreas Wittel: Digital Transitions
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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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