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Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life

Scott Timcke

Abstract

As the United States contends with issues of populism and de-democratization, this book considers the impacts of digital technologies on the country's politics and society. The book provides a Marxist analysis of the rise of digital media, social networks and technology giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. It looks at the impact of these new platforms and technologies on their users who have made them among the most valuable firms in the world. The book is concerned with unfreedom and class rule in contemporary American capitalism as seen in the digital realm. Class struggle is t ... More

Keywords: populism, digital technology, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, data politics, economic sociology, digital sociology, algorithms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529215311
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529215311.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Timcke, author