Capital Is Dead. Is This Something Worse?

Capital Is Dead. Is This Something Worse? Review

It’s not capitalism, it’s not neoliberalism—what if it’s something worse?

In this radical and visionary new book, McKenzie Wark argues that the all-pervasive presence of data in our networked society has given rise to a new mode of production, one not ruled over by capitalists and their factories but by those who own and control the flow of information. Yet, if this is not capitalism anymore, could it be something worse? What if the world we’re living in is more dystopian than the techno utopias of the Silicon Valley imagination? And, if this is the case, how do we find a way out? Capital Is Dead offers not only the theoretical tools to analyse this new world of information, but the ones to change it, too.

A follow-up to their groundbreaking A Hacker Manifesto, Wark takes us on a tour of our information age. Drawing on the writings of the Situationists and a range of contemporary theorists, they offer a vast panorama of the contemporary condition and the classes that control it.

Title:Capital Is Dead. Is This Something Worse?
Edition Language:English

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    Capital Is Dead. Is This Something Worse? Reviews

  • Wendy Liu

    This is a bit hard to rate, because it's not the most consistent text. It zigzags between wading deep into academic debates over interpretations of (e.g.) Marx, and lucidly illuminating modern-day eco...

  • Stanley Sharpey

    Impressively bad. But then again maybe a taste for coherent use of concepts, good writing and some kind of argumentative or rhetorical structure is just evidence of "gentility" on my part.I'm not an e...

  • Ietrio

    An academic paper pusher applying the only skill he has: filling up paper....

  • Vuk Trifkovic

    Great posit. Not fully explored the rationale or the implications of it. Vulgar vs Genteel bit was nice......