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The Class of the New

Seymour, Benedict, ed. 2006. The Class of the New. Mute. ISBN 978-0955066474 [Edited Book]

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http://www.theclassofthenew.net Netizens, elancers, cognitarians, swarm-capitalists, hackers, produsumers, knowledge workers, pro-ams... these are just a few of the monikers that have been applied to the new social class emerging from the networked workplace. In this short book, Richard Barbrook presents a collection of quotations from authors who in different ways attempt to identify an innovative element within society - 'the class of the new'. Announcing a new economic and social paradigm, this class constitutes a 'social prophecy' of the shape of work to come. From Adam Smith's 'Philosophers' of the late 18th century, down to the 'Creative Class' celebrated by sociologist Richard Florida today, the class of the new represents the future of production within and beyond capitalism. An OpenMute production http://openmute.org

Item Type: Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art

Date:

2006

Item ID:

17839

Date Deposited:

11 Apr 2016 10:15

Last Modified:

11 Apr 2016 10:15

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17839
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