Digital Depression
Information Technology and Economic Crisis

University of Illinois Press, 2014

digital_depression “Drawing on excellent research across a range of fields, [Schiller] provides the best book-length treatment of digital capitalism in the wake of the worldwide economic crisis that erupted in 2008 and offers the best map of the digital communications industry in current scholarship.”– Vincent Mosco, author of To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World.

“Far-reaching as an empirical study of contemporary political economy and far-sighted as a social-scientific interpretation of a complex and contradictory reality. Extremely stimulating and important.”– Richard Maxwell, co-author of Greening the Media

“It is not possible in this short review to do justice to the content of the book. It must suffice to say that it starts by tracing the origins and consequences of the current financial and economic crises, and their significant relation with ICTs; the increasing importance of trans-national production and corporations; the effects of ICTs on the military, the production and use of networks, end-user hardware, and software.” — Richard Hill, an independent consultant in Geneva who was formerly a senior staff member at the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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