Frontiers of Globalization

The Work and Play of the Mind in the Information Age

Whose Property?

Authors: Kalantzis-Cope, Phillip

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  • Includes a foreword by McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto
  • Tells the story of the information age as reflected in its forms of property
  • Analyses the dilemmas of free property, and the expropriation of that property by new media corporations
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About this book

This book tells a series of living stories about a domain of social activity, “the work and play of the mind,” in a particular historical epoch: the “information age.” The stories concern political processes and movements as varied as the World Trade Organization’s Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, China’s Great Firewall, practices of image sharing in social media, Occupy Wall Street, The Arab Spring, The Alt-Right, and the use of geographical indications by indigenous peoples and farmers to defend their lifestyles.

In its theoretical analysis, the book illuminates four alternative political agendas for the work and play of the mind. These four “propertyscapes” represent competing visions for social life, framing projects for collective political action that are at times competing, at times overlapping. The author prompts us to consider whose property is the work and play of the mind, as well as addressing larger questions  regarding the framing of political space, the kinds of political communities we may need for the future, and the changing place of the work and play of the mind within these social imaginaries. The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including media and communications, arts and design, law, politics and interdisciplinary social sciences.


About the authors

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope holds a Ph.D from the Department of Political Science at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Work and Play of the Mind in the Information Age
Book Subtitle
Whose Property?
Authors
Series Title
Frontiers of Globalization
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64650-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64650-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64649-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87843-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 226
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