Author Mariano Zukerfeld was awarded the best book prize by The Association ESOCITE (Asociación Latinamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Cience y la Tecnología).
“the book is a refreshing, dynamic approach leading back into discussions which have been neglected during the last 20 years.” -https://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/971
Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism proposes a new critical theory concerning the functioning of capitalism and how we consider knowledge and information. This ambitious book systematically and lucidly introduces contemporary phenomena into the framework of cognitive materialism to address some of the great themes of the social sciences: knowledge, exploitation and social class in an account of capitalism's totality in the present day. Author Mariano Zukerfeld reinvigorates materialist study of communications, presenting a typology of knowledge to explain the underlying material forms of information, intellectual property and cognitive work in contemporary societies. Using current examples the book also examines concerns such as free labour and the pivotal role of intellectual property. The book offers nothing less than an introduction to the theory of cognitive materialism and an account of the entirety of the digital (or knowledge) capitalism of our time.
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Rainer E. Zimmermann reviews Mariano Zukerfeld's Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism. An Introduction to Cognitive Materialism, University of Westminster Press, London, 2017, 272 pp., paperback and open access, gratis e-book. There are severa…
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Does the digital economy make the main tools of Marxist analysis definitively obsolete ? This is the thesis of Mariano Zukerfeld, who proposes in an invigorating essay to rethink the critique of capitalism from the question of knowledge, and not of…
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Zukerfeld, M. 2017. Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism: An Introduction to Cognitive Materialism. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book3
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Published on May 26, 2017