Participations : dialogues on the participatory promise of contemporary culture and politics

Andrejevic, Mark and Banks, John and Campbell, John Edward and Couldry, Nick and Fish, Adam and Hearn, Alison and Ouellette, Laurie (2014) Participations : dialogues on the participatory promise of contemporary culture and politics. International Journal of Communication, 8. 1089–1106. ISSN 1932-8036

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Changing forms of information production and circulation must have some implications for the division of labor. Some see new spaces of positive social and political potential, whereas others see new forms of labor exploitation. Can we formulate any common ground that would advance the debate? Is unrewarded labor ever good? Are we in the middle of a genuine rethinking of what constitutes labor (as opposed to free creative activity)? How do questions of labor connect with changing regimes of temporality? Do we have a basic need for free time and unconstrained activity, and, if we do, how is this consistent with digital developments? Should we care if our activities generate profitable data for others, and, if so, why?

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International Journal of Communication
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Copyright © 2014 (Mark Andrejevic,; John Banks,; John Edward Campbell,; Nick Couldry,; Adam Fish,; Alison Hearn,; Laurie Ouellette, ). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at
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