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The Costs of Connection - How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism (Paperback) Loot Price: R556
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The Costs of Connection - How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism (Paperback): Nick Couldry,...

The Costs of Connection - How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism (Paperback)

Nick Couldry, Ulises A. Mejias

Series: Culture and Economic Life

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Just about any social need is now met with an opportunity to "connect" through digital means. But this convenience is not free-it is purchased with vast amounts of personal data transferred through shadowy backchannels to corporations using it to generate profit. The Costs of Connection uncovers this process, this "data colonialism," and its designs for controlling our lives-our ways of knowing; our means of production; our political participation. Colonialism might seem like a thing of the past, but this book shows that the historic appropriation of land, bodies, and natural resources is mirrored today in this new era of pervasive datafication. Apps, platforms, and smart objects capture and translate our lives into data, and then extract information that is fed into capitalist enterprises and sold back to us. The authors argue that this development foreshadows the creation of a new social order emerging globally-and it must be challenged. Confronting the alarming degree of surveillance already tolerated, they offer a stirring call to decolonize the internet and emancipate our desire for connection.

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Imprint: Stanford University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Culture and Economic Life
Release date: August 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Nick Couldry • Ulises A. Mejias
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-5036-0974-7
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Computing & IT > Social & legal aspects of computing > Impact of computing & IT on society
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
LSN: 1-5036-0974-X
Barcode: 9781503609747

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