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Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Dan Schiller

Abstract

The financial crisis of 2007–2008 shook the idea that advanced information and communications technology (ICT) is solely a source of economic rejuvenation and uplift, instead introducing the world to the once-unthinkable idea of a technological revolution wrapped inside an economic collapse. This book delves into the ways networked systems and ICTs have transformed global capitalism during the so-called Great Recession. It focuses on capitalism's crisis tendencies to confront the contradictory matrix of a technological revolution and economic stagnation making up the current political economy ... More

Keywords: financial crisis, capitalism, Great Recession, information technology, communications technology, digital technology, political economy, exploitation, commodification, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038761
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Schiller, author
University of Illinois UIUC