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The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media

Edited by: Richard Maxwell

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415837446
eBook ISBN: 9780203404119
Adobe ISBN: 9781135042493

10.4324/9780203404119
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Book description

Labor resides at the center of all media and communication production, from the workers who create the information technologies that form the dynamic core of the global capitalist system and the designers who create media content to the salvage workers who dismantle the industry’s high-tech trash. The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media is the first book to bring together representative research from the diverse body of scholarly work surrounding this often fragmentary field, and seeks to provide a comprehensive resource for the study and teaching of media and labor. Essays examine work on the mostly unglamorous side of media and cultural production, technology manufacture, and every occupation in between.

Specifically, this book features:

-wide-ranging international case studies spanning the major global hubs of media labor;

-interdisciplinary approaches for thinking about and analyzing class and labor in information communication technology (ICT), consumer electronics (CE), and media/cultural production;

-an overview of global political economic conditions affecting media workers;

-reports on chemical environments and their effect on the health of media workers and consumers;

-activist scholarship on media and labor, and inspiring stories of resistance and solidarity.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Labor and Digital Capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Working (or Not) in the Cloud Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Exploitation and Media Labor Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Mediations of Labor Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Dallas Smythe and Digital Labor Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Body Burden Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Health and Safety Policies for Electronics Workers Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Workers of the World, Unite, You Have Nothing to Lose but Your (Global Value) Chains Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Embracing Communication Download PDF
Chapter  10:  “Free Birds” Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Behind the Line Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Creative in the Middle Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Exceptional Intermittents du Spectacle  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  UK Art Workers, Class, and the Myth of Mobility Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Unfunny Tale of Labor and Cartooning in the US and Around the World Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Straw That Broke the Tiger’s Back? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Crisis or Innovation? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  History of the International Movement of Journalists Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Planned Obsolescence of TV Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Student Media Labor in the Digital Age Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Work of Wearing Cameras Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The GoodElectronics Network Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Centro de Reflexión y Acción Laboral Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Chinese Labor Protest and Trade Unions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Locating Worker-Generated Content (WGC) in the World’s Factory Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Labor Messaging Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Future of Activism for Electronics Workers Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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