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Knowledge, work and subject in informational capitalism

Wissen, Arbeit und Subjekt im informationellen Kapitalismus
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Schmiede, Rudi

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Abstract "With the development of informational capitalism and the network society, globalization and informatization play an increasingly crucial role for understanding technology and society. Informatization describes a qualitative leap in technology development which opens up new dimensions of productivity by information modelling on the one hand, but which demands new forms of knowledge of information workers on the other hand. Work is becoming more flexible, but also more precarious and more polarized socially. These tendencies create a contradictory situation for the subject: formalization and new scopes of autonomy exist side by side. This constellation allows for new approaches to the social shaping of technologies. But they presuppose a fundamental change in attitude by both, system developers and social scientists." (author's abstract)
Keywords knowledge; labor; subject; information society; knowledge society; informatization; network society; technology; globalization; capitalism; flexibility; digital divide
Classification Sociology of Work, Industrial Sociology, Industrial Relations; Sociology of Knowledge; Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology
Method descriptive study
Collection Title Social informatics – an information society for all? In remembrance of Rob Kling. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference "Human Choice and Computers"
Editor Berleur, Jacques; Nurminen, Markku I.; Impagliazzo, John
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Publisher Springer
City New York
Page/Pages p. 333-354
ISBN 978-0-387-37875-6
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
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