Cyber-marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High Technology Capitalism

Paperback | November 11, 1999

byNick Dyer-witheford

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In this highly readable and thought-provoking work, Nick Dyer-Witheford assesses the relevance of Marxism in our time and demonstrates how the information age, far from transcending the historic conflict between capital and its laboring subjects, constitutes the latest battleground in their encounter.

Dyer-Witheford maps the dynamics of modern capitalism, showing how capital depends for its operations not just on exploitation in the immediate workplace but on the continuous integration of a whole series of social sites and activities, from public health and maternity to natural resource allocation and the geographical reorganization of labor power. He also shows how these sites and activities may become focal points of subversion and insurgency, as new means of communication vital for the smooth flow of capital also permit otherwise isolated and dispersed points of resistance to connect and combine with one another.

Dyer-Witheford predicts the advent of a reinvented, "autonomist" Marxism that will rediscover the possibility of a collective, communist transformation of society. Refuting the utopian promises of the information revolution, he discloses the real potentialities for a new social order in the form of a twenty-first-century communism based on the common sharing of wealth.

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This brilliant and thought-provoking book will doubtless cause a stir and countless debates as students, teachers and workers around the world continue to read and absorb its thought-provoking contents. Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism looks at the age-old conflict between capital and its labour...

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In this highly readable and thought-provoking work, Nick Dyer-Witheford assesses the relevance of Marxism in our time and demonstrates how the information age, far from transcending the historic conflict between capital and its laboring subjects, constitutes the latest battleground in their encounter.Dyer-Witheford maps the dynamics of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1 inPublished:November 11, 1999Publisher:University Of Illinois PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0252067959

ISBN - 13:9780252067952

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This brilliant and thought-provoking book will doubtless cause a stir and countless debates as students, teachers and workers around the world continue to read and absorb its thought-provoking contents. Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism looks at the age-old conflict between capital and its labourers. Author Nick Dyer-Witheford reveals the coming advent of a reinvented `autonomist` Marxism that will develop into a collective society based on the common sharing of wealth.