The Neofeudalising Tendency of Communicative Capitalism

  • Jodi Dean Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Keywords: neofeudalism, communicative capitalism, platforms, tech lords, serfs, hierarchy, symbolic efficiency


Communicative capitalism is becoming neofeudal. From network effects, to plaformisation, and the rise of a service-based economy, the tendencies of networked communications are neofeudalising.

Author Biography

Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Jodi Dean is Professor of Politics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She is the author of numerous books including Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009; The Communist Horizon, London: Verso, 2012; Crowds and Party, London: Verso, 2016; and Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging, London: Verso, 2019. She is currently finishing a book on neofeudalism.  

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