2020-05-11 11:39:38

Technology, Power And Resistance In The New Gilded Age



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Nicole Aschoff.

There have been many books written and debates had about the role of digital technology in our lives and society. The discourse is usually focused on whether our unprecedented connectedness is a blessing or a curse.

Smartphones in particular – which are akin to mini Internet-enabled computers are now so ubiquitous that they have become indispensable.

A new book focusing on how smartphones have changed – or not changed – society and people, explores this debate through a critical progressive lens.

Nicole Aschoff, editor-at-large of Jacobin Magazine, where she writes about capitalism, technology and labor. Her earlier book is called The New Prophets of Capital. Her latest book is The Smartphone Society: Technology, Power and Resistance in the New Gilded Age.

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