Christian Fuchs. 2022. Digital Capitalism: Media, Communication and
Society Volume Three. London: Routledge.
Christian Fuchs. 2022. Foundations of Critical Theory. Media,
Communication and Society Volume Two. London: Routledge.
More information and sample chapters:
“Digital Capitalism” illuminates what it means to live in an age of
digital capitalism. Subjects covered include: digital positivism;
administrative big data analytics; the role and relations of patriarchy,
slavery, and racism in the context of digital labour; digital
alienation; the role of social media in the capitalist crisis; the
relationship between imperialism and digital labour; alternatives such
as trade unions and class struggles in the digital age; platform
co-operatives; digital commons; and public service Internet platforms.
It also analyses specific examples, including the digital labour of
Foxconn and Pegatron workers, software engineers at Google, online
freelancers, as well as the political economy of
targeted-advertising-based Internet platforms such as Facebook, Google,
YouTube, and Instagram.
“Foundations of Critical Theory” explores the foundations of a critical
theory of society, clarifying and updating key concepts in critical
theory – such as the dialectic, critique, alienation, class, capitalism,
ideology, and racial capitalism.
Media, Communication and Society is a series of books where Christian
Fuchs explores the political economy of communication in contemporary
society. Further volumes will analyse topics such as digital fascism,
digital ethics, digital democracy, the digital public sphere, and