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The Smartphone Society

Technology, Power, and Resistance in the New Gilded Age

Author: Nicole Aschoff

Addresses how tech empowers community organizing and protest movements to combat the systems of capitalism and data exploitation that helped drive tech’s own rise to ubiquity.
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“Aschoff’s analysis of our relationship to our phones is relevant and urgent. She gives us enough context to understand our addictions, our willingness to be surveilled and manipulated, and, better yet, the avenues of resistance against the tech titans that increasingly control our time, attention, and futures.”
—Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy and CEO of O’Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing

“In The Smartphone Society, Nicole Aschoff gives us fresh insight into how the device and our everyday lives have morphed into one another. She considers the good and the bad, and helps us to understand how the smartphone has reshaped society in innumerable ways. With accessible prose, she looks into selfies and social media, politics and protest, profit and women’s unpaid work. It is a cogent read in the era of the smartphone.”
—Rich Ling, Shaw Foundation Professor of Media Technology, Nanyang Technological University


The Smartphone Society

ISBN: 978-080706168-8
Publication Date: 3/10/2020
Size:6 x 9 Inches (US)
Price:  $24.95
Format: Cloth
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Will Ship On: March 2020
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