Engels@200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism, edited by Christian Fuchs, special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique
The journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique’s special issue “Engels@200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism” was published on the occasion of Engels’s 200th anniversary. It consists of eleven articles that outline the relevance of Engels’s works and thought for the critical analysis of digital capitalism and show the relevance of Engels in the 21st century.
In an episode of the tripleC podcast that accompanies the special issue, Christian Fuchs introduces the relevance of Engels for the critical analysis of digital capitalism:
Table of Contents
Engels@200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism.
Introduction. pp. 1-14
Engels@200: Friedrich Engels and Digital Capitalism. How Relevant Are Engels’s Works
200 Years After His Birth? pp. 15-51.
Engels’s Theory of Social Murder and the Spectacle of Fascism: A Critical Enquiry into Digital Labour and its Alienation. pp. 52-67
Digital Capitalism and Coal Mine Workers. pp. 68-77
Revisiting Friedrich Engels’s Dialectics of Nature in an Age of Digital Idealism. pp. 78-96
Break or Continuity? Friedrich Engels and the Critique of Digital Surveillance. pp. 97-112
The Digital Economy of the Sourdough: Housewifisation and Exploitation as Self-Exploitation. pp. 113-124
Julianna Faludi and Michelle Crosby
On the Categories of Possibility, Limiting Conditions and the Qualitative Development Stages of Matter in the Thought of Friedrich Engels. pp. 125-139
Freedom, Distribution and Work from Home: Rereading Engels in the Time of the COVID-19-Pandemic. pp. 140-153
Saayan Chattopadhyay and Sushmita Pandit
The Conditions of the Global Digital Working Class: The Continuing
Friedrich Engels to Theorising Platform Labour. pp. 154-170
The Political Economy of Working-Class Social Media Commerce: Digital Capitalism and the Engelsian Concept of Working-Class “Property”. pp. 171-194
Suddhabrata Deb Roy