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  • Introduction: Big Data Capitalism - Politics, Activism, and Theory

    Christian Fuchs, David Chandler

    Chapter from the book: Chandler D. & Fuchs C. 2019. Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Capitalism, Labour and Politics in the Age of Big Data.


    This edited volume is the result of the interdisciplinary symposium 'Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: Activism, Research & Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism' that took place on May 20-21, 2017 at the University of Westminster. In this contribution, the editors introduce the book’s theoretical and political context. They discuss how scholarly literature argues that subjects and objects have changed in the wake of digitalisation and big data. The editors introduce the notion of Big Data capitalism, which signifies emergent properties of contemporary capitalism.

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    Fuchs C. & Chandler D. 2019. Introduction: Big Data Capitalism - Politics, Activism, and Theory. In: Chandler D. & Fuchs C (eds.), Digital Objects, Digital Subjects. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book29.a

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    Published on Jan. 29, 2019