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Author Timcke, Scott.

Title Capital, state, empire : the new American way of digital warfare / Scott Timcke.

Imprint London : University of Westminster Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 187 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Critical, digital and social media studies
CDSMS (Series)
Summary "The United States presents the greatest source of global geo-political violence and instability. Guided by the radical political economy tradition, this book offers an analysis of the USA's historical impulse to weaponize communication technologies. Scott Timcke explores the foundations of this impulse and how the militarization of digital society creates structural injustices and social inequalities. He analyses how new digital communication technologies support American paramountcy and conditions for worldwide capital accumulation. Identifying selected features of contemporary American society, Capital, State, Empire undertakes a materialist critique of this digital society and of the New American Way of War. At the same time it demonstrates how the American security state represses activists--such as Black Lives Matter--who resist this emerging security leviathan. The book also critiques the digital positivism behind the algorithmic regulation used to control labour and further diminish prospects for human flourishing for the '99%'. Capital, State, Empire contributes to a broader understanding of the dynamics of global capitalism and political power in the early 21st century."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-177) and index.
Contents Introduction -- chapter 1. A material critique of digital society -- chapter 2. Extraction, expansion and economies of bondage -- chapter 3. Calculation, computation and conflict -- chapter 4. Internal rule and the other America -- chapter 5. External rule and 'free-trade' -- chapter 6. Minds, brains, and disciplinary programs -- Conclusion. Digital coercion and the tendency towards unfree labour -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Subject Information society -- Political aspects.
Digital communications -- Political aspects.
National security -- United States.
Capitalism -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Economic conditions.
Communication studies.
Economics, finance, business and management.
Interdisciplinary studies.
International relations.
Media studies.
Political control and freedoms.
Political economy.
Politics and government.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
Social discrimination and inequality Mod Social discrimination and inequality.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- American Government -- State.
Capitalism -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00846453
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Information society -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00972775
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Indexed Term Communication technologies
Digital society
Global capitalism,
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Timcke, Scott. Capital, state, empire. London : University of Westminster Press, 2017 (DLC) 2017491373
ISBN 9781911534372 (electronic bk.)
1911534378 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.16997/book6 doi
UKMGB 019437722

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