Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745335346 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745335339 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Gadget Consciousness

Collective Thought, Will and Action in the Age of Social Media

Joss Hands

Gadget Consciousness

Joss Hands

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745335346 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745335339 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

What impact does our relentless fixation on the gadget have on the struggle for new kinds of solidarity, political articulation, and intelligence? In this groundbreaking study, Joss Hands explores the new political and social forces that are emerging in the age of social media, and examines how they are transforming our individual and class consciousness. Exploring a range of manifestations in the digital commons, he investigates what forms digital solidarity can take and asks how the communisms of the past might shape the solidarities of the future.
 

Review Quotes
Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science

“Our obsession with gadgets is a key token of how deeply computer-based connection is now embedded in everyday life and consciousness. Joss Hands offers a highly thoughtful and theoretically astute reading of the possibilities for human reflexivity and agency that still remain.”

Nick Dyer-Witheford, University of Western Ontario
“Joss Hands takes the seemingly apolitical and trivial concept of ‘the gadget’ and transforms it into a fascinating path to explore not only the most recent phase of capitalist techno-fetishism, but also, with exemplary radical experimentalism, the blasphemous idea of ‘gadget communism.’” 
 
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