Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis - Geopolitics of Information (Hardback)
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Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis - Geopolitics of Information (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 13/10/2014
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The financial crisis of 2007-08 shook the idea that advanced information and communications technologies (ICTs) as solely a source of economic rejuvenation and uplift, instead introducing the world to the once-unthinkable idea of a technological revolution wrapped inside an economic collapse. In Digital Depression, Dan Schiller delves into the ways networked systems and ICTs have transformed global capitalism during the so-called Great Recession. He focuses on capitalism's crisis tendencies to confront the contradictory matrix of a technological revolution and economic stagnation making up the current political economy and demonstrates digital technology's central role in the global political economy. As he shows, the forces at the core of capitalism--exploitation, commodification, and inequality--are ongoing and accelerating within the networked political economy.

Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252038761
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Provides a virtual fire hydrant stream of episodes and details. . . . Informed and informative. Recommended."--Choice

"Dan Schiller's book helps us to understand how rational and well-informed people can hold such diametrically opposing views. This book, and its extensive references, will be a valuable reference work for all future research in this area."--Boundary 2


"Schiller has outdone himself this time . . . . Schiller puts on an amazing performance juggling his well-placed emphasis on the role of the U.S. policy system, with the need to take note of changes taking place within the European community, and the rapidly rising power and influence being exercised on a global scale by government and corporate actors in China and India."--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
"Drawing on excellent research across a range of fields, it provides the best book-length treatment of digital capitalism in the wake of the worldwide economic crisis that erupted in 2008 and offers the best map of the digital communications industry in current scholarship."
--Vincent Mosco, author of To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World

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