Scorched Earth: Beyond the Digital Age to a Post-Capitalist World

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Scorched Earth: Beyond the Digital Age to a Post-Capitalist World | 9781784784447 | Jonathan Crary

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ISBN:9781784784447

Format:Hardback

Published:12/04/2022 by Verso Books

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In this uncompromising essay, Jonathan Crary presents the obvious but unsayable reality: our ‘digital age’ is synonymous with the disastrous terminal stage of global capitalism and its financialization of social existence, mass impoverishment, ecocide, and military terror. Scorched Earth surveys the wrecking of a living world by the internet complex and its devastation of communities and their capacities for mutual support. This polemic by the author of 24/7 dismantles the presumption that social media could be instruments of radical change and contends that the networks and platforms of transnational corporations are intrinsically incompatible with a habitable earth or with the human interdependence needed to build egalitarian post-capitalist forms of life.

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