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Information Capitalism

Sunday, August 30, 2009

At The Excerpt Mill I quote Christian Fuchs on his views of how contemporary scholars study the system of capitalism we are in now:

For describing contemporary society, Marxist scholars have suggested terms that focus on transformation of the productive forces, like digital capitalism…high tech capitalism…informatic capitalism…and communicative capitalism…I prefer such terms to radical discontinuous terms like information society or postmodern society because the first contain a critical negativity.  But they convey the impression that technology (digital, virtual, high technology) determines society: that is, that the relations of production are a linear result of the productive forces.  Change in contemporary society affects forces and relations, structures and actions, because society is based on a dialectical dynamic of these two qualities…

  1. Sunday, August 30, 2009 5:54 pm

    I just discover your blog, is very interesting for me and I mean for other people in Latin America. Your Franz Fanon quote about colonialism are precise… and also your blog is very “intercultural” and a good point to underline the left thoughts…
    from Lima, saludos

  2. markoffchaney permalink
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:47 pm

    Capitalism. Be it informational or otherwise is a system of greed and consumption. To make it the foundation of these modern day democracies undermines the stated intentions of these systems.

    Stepping on Invisible People

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