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Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare

Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare

Timcke, Scott

"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."

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London : University of Westminster Press 2017

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ISBN: 191153436X, 1911534378, 1911534386, 1911534394, 9781911534365, 9781911534372, 9781911534389, 9781911534396
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-177) and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (206 pages)
Other Number: 10.16997/book6
Series: CDSMS
Subject: Society and culture: general.; Interdisciplinary studies.; United States Economic conditions.; National security.; Social discrimination and inequality Mod Social discrimination and inequality.; Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.; Militarization; United States.; Social issues and processes.; Economics.; Information society Political aspects.; National security United States.; Empire; Economic history.; Media studies.; Communication technologies; Political economy.; Digital communications Political aspects.; Digital society; Politics and government.; Geopolitics.; United States Politics and government.; Communication studies.; Capitalism Social aspects.; Economics, finance, business and management.; Capitalism Social aspects United States.; International relations.; Inequality; Global capitalism,; Political control and freedoms.; Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Series Title: CDSMS (Series)
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