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Consumption in Cognitive Capitalism: Commodity Riots and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat of Consumption

Tsogas, George (2013) Consumption in Cognitive Capitalism: Commodity Riots and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat of Consumption. Knowledge Cultures, 1 (4). pp. 98-105. ISSN 2327-5731

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Tsogas, George
Description:

We challenge the prevalent opinion that consumption does not seem to matter as much as production and defy the fetishism of industrial work. We explore the implications of the premise that under conditions of cognitive capitalism consumption dictates what production does, when and how. We explain that in a post-industrial global society and economy fashion, branding, instant gratification of desires, and ephemeral consumer tastes govern production and consumption. The London (commodity) riots of August 2011 send us a warning that consumption and cognitive capitalism are asphyxiating in the structures and norms of industrial capitalism that are still in place.

Official Website: http://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/contents-kc/221-volume-1-4/1997-consumption-in-cognitive-capitalism-commodity-riots-and-the-dictatorship-of-the-proletariat-of-consumption
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: cognitive capitalism, consumption, autonomist Marxism, London riots, commodity-form
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Addleton Academic Publishers
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: December 2013
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 11:04
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 11:04
Item ID: 7774
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7774

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