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Marx u digitalnom dobu. Dijalektički materijalizam na vratima tehnologije
Marx in the Digital Age. Dialectical Materialism at the Gates of Technology

Author(s): Katarina Peović
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Communication studies, Existentialism, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Marxism, Political economy, ICT Information and Communications Technologies, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: Marxism; digital media; emancipation; Internet; critique of political economy; Heidegger;
Summary/Abstract: Marx in the Digital Age. Dialectical Materialism on the Gates of Technology is a book that questions the understanding of political emancipation with the help of new technologies. It asks how new technologies, especially new media, can contribute to the democratisation of society and emancipation of minority cultures. The book elaborates systematically and epistemologically on the question of emancipatory politics on the Internet, ideology and its reflection onto the new media problems, the changes in the structure and character of work in the age of cognitariat, and the understanding of the concept of »virtuality«. The author uses theoretical tools of many philosophers and theorists, such as Heidegger, Foucault, and Lacan, bridging the gap between classical philosophy and technology. The book is an eloquent elaboration of the contemporary techno–scientific, and politico-economical order, and offers a grounded new media theory from the perspective of the critique of the political economy. Katarina Peović is an assistant professor at the Department of Cultural Studies on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. She obtained her PhD at the Department of Comparative Literature on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. She edited a collection of articles by the American theorist Hakim Bey, Contemporary Autonomous Zones and Other Texts (2003). In the year 2012, she published the book Media and Culture. Media Ideology after the Decentralisation. She published her works in the journals Crisis & Critique, Badiou Studies, Stasis, Književna smotra, Trípodos, and Synthesis Philosophica.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-953-188-435-8
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Croatian