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  • Critique or Collectivity? Communicative Capitalism and the Subject of Politics

    Jodi Dean

    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.


    Communicative capitalism replaces the use value of political speech with its exchange value: is it interesting, timely, or outrageous enough to share? From the perspective of liberal democracy, this development looks like a disaster. From a communist perspective, this is a new opening to the force of the many.

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    Dean, J. 2019. Critique or Collectivity? Communicative Capitalism and the Subject of Politics. In: Chandler D. & Fuchs C (eds.), Digital Objects, Digital Subjects. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book29.n

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    Published on Jan. 29, 2019