- Publisher: Between the Lines
- ISBN: 9781771132213
- Price: $26.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Jul 2015
- Rights: Canada
- Pages: 240
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Global Labour in the Digital Vortex
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.
About the Author
Nick Dyer-Witheford is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at University of Western Ontario. He is author of Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism (University of Illinois, 1999), and co-author of Digital Play: The Interaction of Technology, Culture, and Marketing (McGill-Queen’s, 2003) and Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009).