The Costs of Connection
The Costs of Connection
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The Costs of Connection

How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism

Nick Couldry, Ulises A. Mejias

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The Costs of Connection

How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism

Nick Couldry, Ulises A. Mejias

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Just about any social need is now met with an opportuniy to "connect" through digital means. But this convenience is not free—it is purchased with vast amounts of personal data transferred through shadowy backchannels to corporations using it to generate profit. The Costs of Connection uncovers this process, this "data colonialism," and its designs for controlling our lives—our ways of knowing; our means of production; our political participation.

Colonialism might seem like a thing of the past, but this book shows that the historic appropriation of land, bodies, and natural resources is mirrored today in this new era of pervasive datafication. Apps, platforms, and smart objects capture and translate our lives into data, and then extract information that is fed into capitalist enterprises and sold back to us. The authors argue that this development foreshadows the creation of a new social order emerging globally—and it must be challenged. Confronting the alarming degree of surveillance already tolerated, they offer a stirring call to decolonize the internet and emancipate our desire for connection.

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Year
2019
ISBN
9781503609754
Edition
1

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Couldry, N., & Mejias, U. (2019). The Costs of Connection (1st ed.). Stanford University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/969685/the-costs-of-connection-how-data-is-colonizing-human-life-and-appropriating-it-for-capitalism-pdf (Original work published 2019)
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Couldry, Nick, and Ulises Mejias. (2019) 2019. The Costs of Connection. 1st ed. Stanford University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/969685/the-costs-of-connection-how-data-is-colonizing-human-life-and-appropriating-it-for-capitalism-pdf.
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Couldry, N. and Mejias, U. (2019) The Costs of Connection. 1st edn. Stanford University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/969685/the-costs-of-connection-how-data-is-colonizing-human-life-and-appropriating-it-for-capitalism-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
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Couldry, Nick, and Ulises Mejias. The Costs of Connection. 1st ed. Stanford University Press, 2019. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.
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