Vol 1, No 2 (2005)

Fast Capitalism 1.2

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32855/fcapital.2005.02

Fast Capitalism is an academic journal with a political intent. We publish reviewed scholarship and essays about the impact of rapid information and communication technologies on self, society and culture in the 21st century. We do not pretend an absolute objectivity; the work we publish is written from the vantages of viewpoint. Our authors examine how heretofore distinct social institutions, such as work and family, education and entertainment, have blurred to the point of near identity in an accelerated, post-Fordist stage of capitalism. This makes it difficult for people to shield themselves from subordination and surveillance. The working day has expanded; there is little down time anymore. People can 'office' anywhere, using laptops and cells to stay in touch. But these invasive technologies that tether us to capital and control can also help us resist these tendencies. People use the Internet as a public sphere in which they express and enlighten themselves and organize others; women, especially, manage their families and nurture children from the job site and on the road, perhaps even 'familizing' traditionally patriarchal and bureaucratic work relations; information technologies afford connection, mitigate isolation, and even make way for social movements. We are convinced that the best way to study an accelerated media culture and its various political economies and existential meanings is dialectically, with nuance, avoiding sheer condemnation and ebullient celebration. We seek to shape these new technologies and social structures in democratic ways.

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The Sixties at Forty

Bernardine Dohrn
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Jeremy Varon
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Mark Kann
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Tom Wells
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Dick Flacks
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Thai Jones
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Margot Fortunato Galt
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Mark Rudd
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Articles

Mark Poster
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Henry Giroux
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Douglas Kellner
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Dion Dennis
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T.R. Jordan
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Federico Caprotti
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Remembrance

Timothy W. Luke
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Slow Thoughts for Fast Times

Charles Lemert
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