Markets and Power in Digital Capitalism (Hardcover)

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Markets and power in digital capitalism delves into the complex world of modern capitalism, where technology giants reign supreme. From Google and Apple to Amazon and Tencent, these internet behemoths have reshaped the economic landscape, transforming capitalism as we know it.

Philipp Staab takes readers on a thought-provoking journey through the virtual realm, exploring how digital surveillance and evaluation practices have infiltrated every aspect of our lives. What sets digital capitalism apart, he argues, is the rise of 'proprietary markets'. No longer focused on producing goods and selling them for profit, today's meta-platforms thrive by owning and controlling the very markets in which they operate. This raises important questions about power dynamics, market monopolies and the future of economic systems.

With sharp insight and meticulous research, the book sheds light on the intricate workings of our digitised economy. Staab's compelling analysis challenges us to confront the realities of surveillance capitalism and the urgent need to address the inequities it perpetuates.

About the Author

Philipp Staab is Professor for the Sociology of the Future of Work at Humbolt-University of Berlin and Einstein Center Digital Future
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526172167
ISBN-10: 152617216X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 184
Language: English