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Antisocial MediaAnxious Labor in the Digital Economy$
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Greg Goldberg

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479829989

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.001.0001

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(p.83) 3 Automating
Antisocial Media

Greg Goldberg

NYU Press

This chapter examines popular and academic concerns that advances in digital technology are driving a new wave of automation, threatening the future of human labor. The chapter proposes that these concerns conceal an underlying attachment to governance, whether the governance of the state (which becomes necessary in order to ameliorate the effects of automation) or willful, collective-governance (against which docile technology serves as a discursive foil). The antisocial thesis provides a warrant for identifying and contesting this call to governance.

Keywords:   work, labor, technology, technological unemployment, automation, governance, willful, passivity, resistance, collective

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