Special issue published: Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism
The special issue "Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism" has been published.
Guest editors: Thomas Allmer & Ergin Bulut
Renowned geographer and social theorist David Harvey said in an interview: "I had a dean saying to me that I wasn't bringing in any money. You're worthless, he said, as far as we're concerned. So I asked what I was supposed to do. Was I supposed to set up an Institute of Marxist Studies funded by General Motors? And the dean said, 'Yes, that's a good idea. I'll support you if you can do that'" .
In the age of digital capitalism, besides traditional corporations such as General Motors, also digital corporations such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, etc. shape the academic world and society at large.
The special issue presents 11 contributions that study digital media and academic labour in the context of the neoliberal university. The articles focus on theoretical foundations, empirical research, and political praxis.