Non-Fiction Books:

Media and New Capitalism in the Digital Age

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Media and New Capitalism in the Digital Age

The Spirit of Networks

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Media and New Capitalism in the Digital Age by E. Fisher
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

This book explores the new terrain of network capitalism through the transformations of the discourse on technology. Rather than viewing such discourse as either a true or false reflection of reality, Fisher evaluates the ideological role that technology discourse plays in the legitimation of a new form of capitalism. Based on an extensive empirical analysis, the book argues that contemporary technology discourse at one and the same time promises more personal empowerment through network technology and legitimates a more privatized, flexible, and precarious economic constellations. Such discourse signals a new tradeoff in the political culture of capitalism, from a legitimation discourse which emphasizes the capacity of technology and technique to bring about social emancipation (through equality, stability, and security) to a legitimation discourse which focuses on the capacity of technology to bring about individual emancipation (through individual empowerment, authenticity, creativity, and cooperation). Contrary to the prevailing assumption that sees network technology as liberating from the rigidity and pitfalls of a stifling, Fordist capitalism, the book offers a theoretical framework which sees contemporary technology discourse as an ideology that legitimates the economic, social, and political arrangements of the new capitalism.

Author Biography

Eran Fisher is an Assistant Professor at the Open University of Israel. He is also the co-editor (with Tova Benski) of Internet and Emotions (2013).
Release date Australia
April 14th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
XII, 259 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
259
Dimensions
140x216x14
ISBN-13
9780230616073
Product ID
3993601

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...