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Digital depression : information technology and economic crisis, Dan Schiller

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Digital depression : information technology and economic crisis
Title
Digital depression
Title remainder
information technology and economic crisis
Statement of responsibility
Dan Schiller
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "A contradiction coils through the political economy: that today's financial and economic crisis began in the historical heartland of advanced information and communications technology (ICTs): the United States. It was not supposed to turn out this way. ICTs were to be the source of economic rejuvenation and uplift. Instead, the U.S., the historical driver of digital systems and services, originated what has become the deepest and most prolonged slump since the 1930s. Today, a technological revolution is wrapped up inside an economic collapse: a digital depression. Whence did it come? Where are we headed? In Digital Depression, Dan Schiller continues his work on how networked systems and ICTs have transformed the global capitalist system. He focuses on the crisis tendencies of capitalism and confronts the contradictory matrix of technological revolution and economic stagnation that constitutes the contemporary political economy. After demonstrating digital technology's central role in the global political economy and connecting it to the rise of worldwide financial and military networks, Schiller surveys the digital communication industry before turning to the geopolitical significance of digital communication with an especially important insight on the U.S. policy apparatus and the rise of China as an oppositional force. Digital Depression demostrates that the forces at the heart of capitalism--exploitation, commodification, and inequality--along with militarization and surveillance are ongoing and accelerating within the networked political economy"--
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1951-
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Schiller, Dan
Dewey number
338.9/26
Index
index present
LC call number
HD30.2
LC item number
.S325 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The geopolitics of information
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  • Information technology
  • Economic policy
  • Economic development
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • COMPUTERS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic development
  • Economic policy
  • Information technology
  • Financiële crises
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Finanzkrise
  • Informationstechnik
  • Technische Innovation
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Wirtschaftswachstum
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Digital depression : information technology and economic crisis, Dan Schiller
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-348) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
891719703
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096716
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt66bqtd
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891719703
Label
Digital depression : information technology and economic crisis, Dan Schiller
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-348) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
891719703
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096716
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66bqtd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891719703

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