The Costs of Connection: How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism 9781503609754, 9781503603660, 9781503609747, 1503609758

Just about any social need is now met with an opportuniy to "connect" through digital means. But this convenie

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The Costs of Connection: How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism
 9781503609754, 9781503603660, 9781503609747, 1503609758

Table of contents :
Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface. Colonized by Data --
1. The Capitalization of Life without Limit --
2. The Cloud Empire --
Interlude. On Colonialism and the Decolonial Turn --
3. The Coloniality of Data Relations --
4. The Hollowing Out of the Social --
5. Data and the Threat to Human Autonomy --
6. Decolonizing Data --
Postscript. Another Path Is Possible --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index

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