Labor in informational capitalism and on the Internet

Fuchs, Christian (2010) Labor in informational capitalism and on the Internet. The Information Society: An International Journal, 26 (3). pp. 179-196. ISSN 0197-2243

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972241003712215

Abstract

This article argues that in informational capitalism, the notion of class should not be confined to capital as one class and wage labor as the other class. The notion of class needs to be expanded to include everybody who creates and recreates spaces of common experience, such as user-generated content on the Internet, through their practices. These spaces and experiences are appropriated and thereby expropriated and exploited by capital to accumulate capital. The rise of informational capitalism requires us to rethink the notion of class and to relate the class concept to knowledge labor.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 10:08
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 11:09
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/12436

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