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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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Subject
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 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The geopolitics of information
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  • Information technology
  • Economic policy
  • Economic development
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Global Financial Crisis
  • COMPUTERS / Information Technology
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Computer Industry
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • Economic development
  • Economic policy
  • Information technology
  • Financiële crises
  • Informatietechnologie
Label
Digital depression : information technology and economic crisis, Dan Schiller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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
877367839
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 361 pages
Isbn
9780252080326
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014012439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024116385
System control number
(OCoLC)877367839
Label
Digital depression : information technology and economic crisis, Dan Schiller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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
877367839
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 361 pages
Isbn
9780252080326
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014012439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024116385
System control number
(OCoLC)877367839

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