At D'Alisa, G. Demaria, F. & Kallis, G. (2014). Degrowth: A vocabulary for a new paradigm. Routledge. UK. p. 224
Posted: 3 Oct 2016 Last revised: 25 Jan 2021
Date Written: 2015
There are several commonalities between degrowth and the digital commons movement. Both questions the mainstream paradigm of consumption. The digital commons promote the figure of "prosumer" (producer-consumer), and individual who partakes in the online community and "consumers" value, but also produces value. Products and value are not a commodity, but accessible as public services. Indeed the digital commons realize degrowth's call for de-commodification.
Keywords: Digital Commons, Degrowth, Prosumer, Commodification, De-commodification, Online Communities
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