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Digital depression : information technology and economic crisis

Author: Dan Schiller
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
Series: The geopolitics of information
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Schiller
ISBN: 9780252080326 0252080327 9780252038761 0252038762
OCLC Number: 877367839
Description: 361 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A contradictory moment --
Network connectivity and labor systems --
Networked production and reconstructed commodity chains --
Networked financialization --
Networked militarization --
The historical run-up --
Web communications commodity chains --
Services and applications --
The sponsor system resurgent --
Growth amid depression? --
A struggle for growth --
"A new foreign policy imperative" --
Taking care of business: the internet at the U.S. commerce department --
Beyond a U.S.-centric internet? --
Accumulation and repression --
From geopolitics to social and political struggle.
Series Title: The geopolitics of information
Responsibility: Dan Schiller.

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