Cyber-proletariat: Global Labour In The Digital Vortex by Nick Dyer-withefordCyber-proletariat: Global Labour In The Digital Vortex by Nick Dyer-witheford

Cyber-proletariat: Global Labour In The Digital Vortex

byNick Dyer-witheford

Paperback | July 16, 2015

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From the Coltan Mines in the Congo, to electronics factories in China, to devastated Detroit neighbourhoods, Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution through an unsparing analysis of class power and computerization.

Dyer-Witheford investigates how technology facilitates growing polarization between wealthy elites and precarious workers. He reveals the class domination behind everything from expanding online surveillance to intensifying robotization. At the same time, he looks at possibilities for information technology within radical movements.

Nick Dyer-Witheford is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism.
Title:Cyber-proletariat: Global Labour In The Digital VortexFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.32 X 0.6 inPublished:July 16, 2015Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771132213

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Cyber-Class
  • Chapter 2: Vortex
  • Chapter 3: Automata
  • Chapter 4: Silicon
  • Chapter 5: Circulations
  • Chapter 6: Mobile
  • Chapter 7: Proletariat
  • Chapter 8: Cascade
  • Chapter 9: Aftermath
  • Chapter 10: War
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

“Nick Dyer-Witheford?s Cyber-Proletariat tracks the eddies and flows of the perfect storm that is contemporary capitalism. This panoramic work reveals the relentless force of material destruction and brutal violence concealed by the sleek surfaces of digital culture. Not without hope, Dyer-Witheford offers a clear-eyed reflection on the conditions facing the global proletariat in its struggle to win a better world.”