Abstract - The Information Society 26(3)

Labour in Informational Capitalism

Christian Fuchs

This paper argues that in informational capitalism the notion of class should not be confined to capital as one class and wage labour as the other class. The notion of class needs to be expanded to include everybody who creates and recreates spaces of common experience, such as user generated content on the Internet, through their practices. These spaces and experiences are appropriated and thereby expropriated and exploited by capital in order to accumulate capital. The rise of informational capitalism requires us to rethink the notion of class and to relate the class concept to knowledge labour.


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