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Labor in the global digital economy

Author: Ursula Huws
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, 2014.
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For every person who reads this text on the printed page, many more will read it on a computer screen or mobile device. It's a situation that we increasingly take for granted in our digital era, and while it is indicative of the novelty of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is also the key to understanding its driving force: the relentless impulse to commodify our lives in every aspect. Ursula Huws ties together  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Huws, Ursula.
Labor in the global digital economy.
(DLC) 2014037145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula Huws
ISBN: 1583674659 9781583674659
OCLC Number: 897425244
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1. WHAT WILL WE DO? The Destruction of Occupational Identities in the Knowledge-Based Economy; 2. FIXED, FOOTLOOSE, OR FRACTURED: Work, Identity, and the Spatial Division of Labor in the Twenty-First-Century City; 3. BEGGING AND BRAGGING: The Self and the Commodification of Intellectual Activity; 4. THE GLOBALIZATION OF LABOR AND THE ROLE OF NATIONAL GOVERMENTS: Toward a Conceptual Framework; 5. EXPRESSION AND EXPROPRIATION: The Dialectics of Autonomy and Control in Creative Labor. 6. CRISIS AS CAPITALIST OPPORTUNITY: The New Accumulation through Public Service Commodification7. THE UNDERPINNINGS OF CLASS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Living, Labor, and Value; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
Responsibility: Ursula Huws.

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For every person who reads this text on the printed page, many more will read it on a computer screen or mobile device. It's a situation that we increasingly take for granted in our digital era, and while it is indicative of the novelty of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is also the key to understanding its driving force: the relentless impulse to commodify our lives in every aspect. Ursula Huws ties together disparate economic, cultural, and political phenomena of the last few decades to form a provocative narrative about the shape of the global capitalist economy at present. She examin.

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"Ursula Huws is without peer as an analyst of life in contemporary capitalism." - Leo Panitch, York University; editor, Socialist Register

 
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