Aufheben critically review Nick Dyer-Witheford's Cyber-Marx: cycles and circuits of struggle in high-technology capitalism and its basis in the flawed theories of Antonio Negri.
The subtitle of this book is Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism. This hints of an attempt to analyse the current state of global class composition, to unearth the tendencies leading out of our current paralysis and offer hope of a new world. A Communist Manifesto for the 21st Century perhaps?
First published in Capital & Class as ‘Autonomist Marxism and the Information Society’ in Issue
no. 52, 1994
this edition published by Treason Press, February 2004
"Cognitive Capital Contested: The Class Composition of the Video and Computer Game Industry"
By Nick Dyer-Witheford
Autonomist Marxism and the Information Society
by Nick Witheford
This paper argues for the pertinence of autonomist Marxism to an era of computerised capital and postmodern culture. Broadly speaking, 'autonomist Marxism' designates that tradition of Marxism which places at its centre the self-activity of the working class - a tradition with deep historical roots and wide international diffusion.