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[liberationtech] C. Fuchs: Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at
Mon Feb 2 00:13:17 PST 2015

New book: Fuchs, Christian. 2015. Culture and Economy in the Age of 
Social Media. New York: Routledge. 424 pages. ISBN Paperback 
978-1-13-883931-1. ISBN Hardcover 978-1-13-883929-8

More info (plus possibility to order review copies, library copies, and 
examination copies for courses)

This book applies Raymond Williams' approach of Cultural Materialism to 
critically analyse cultural labour, digital labour, ideology, politics, 
democracy, the public sphere, globalisation, social media in China, the 
international division of digital labour, productive labour, and social 
struggles in the age of digital capitalism.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
PART I: Theoretical Foundations
2. Christian Fuchs and Marisol Sandoval: Culture and Work
3. Communication, Ideology, and Labour
PART II: Social Media’s Cultural Political Economy of Time
4. Social Media and Labour Time
5. Social Media and Productive Labour
PART III: Social Media’s Cultural Political Economy of Global Space
6. Social Media’s International Division of Digital Labour
7. Baidu, Weibo, and Renren: The Global Political Economy of Social 
Media in China
PART IV: Alternatives
8. Social Media and the Public Sphere
9. Conclusion

Related books:

Christian Fuchs (2014): Digital labour and Karl Marx,

Christian Fuchs (2014): OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social 
Media in Crisis Capitalism

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