'Surveillance Capitalism' and the Angst of the Petit Sovereign

Forthcoming (2020) British Journal of Sociology,1-3

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 20-42

4 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2020

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Fleur Johns

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 10, 2020

Abstract

This is a review of Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power (Harvard University Press, 2019). It argues that the book serves its readers well as a critical guide to the social and economic imperatives put forward by the platform economy, but that as a work of political economy or social theory for the “new frontier of power”, it does not.

Keywords: Capitalism, surveillance, digital technology, platform economy, law and political economy

Suggested Citation

Johns, Fleur E., 'Surveillance Capitalism' and the Angst of the Petit Sovereign (August 10, 2020). Forthcoming (2020) British Journal of Sociology,1-3, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 20-42, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3676151

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