Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Labor in the Digital Age

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_83



Drawing attention to the striking contrast between Stephen Daldry’s Billy Elliot and Douglas Rushkoff’s Generation Like might be a productive way to open this entry. Despite differences in terms of genre, the contrast between these two provides major entry points to discuss the transformation that education, culture, and labor have gone through in the last 45 years, resulting in the consolidation of what Dan Schiller (1999) has described as “digital capitalism.” As far as education is concerned, the shift to online platforms is forcefully moving forward, creating the conditions for a globally networked higher education system, paving even the way for discussions of de-tenuring within North American universities, casualization of academic labor, and the emergence of a culture of precarity across the globe (Berlant 2011; Gregg 2011). In contrast to the hard manual labor of the miners and their resistance against the neoliberal...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Media and Visual ArtsKoc UniversityIstanbulTurkey