tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Open Access Journal
for a Global Sustainable Information Society.
Vol. 8. No. 2: Special Issue on Capitalist Crisis, Communication & Culture
Edited by Christian Fuchs, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken, Marcus Breen
Suggested citation: Fuchs, Christian, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken
and Marcus Breen. Eds. 2010. Special issue on “Capitalist crisis,
communication & culture“. tripleC (cognition, communication,
co-operation): Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information
Society 8 (2): 193-309.
“Capitalism […] is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point” (Slavoj Žižek).
What is the role of communication in the general situation of capitalist
The global economic downturn is an indicator of a new worldwide
capitalist crisis. The main focus of most public debates as well as of
economic and policy analyses is the role of finance capital and the
housing market in creating the crisis, less attention is given to the
role of communication technologies, the media, and culture in the world
economic crisis. The task of this special issue of tripleC is to present
analyses of the role of ICTs, the media, and culture in the current
crisis of capitalism. The seven papers focus on the causes, development,
and effects of the crisis. Each paper relates one or more of these
dimensions to ICTs, the media, or culture.
Capitalist Crisis, Communication, & Culture – Introduction to the
Special Issue of tripleC
Christian Fuchs, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken and Marcus
Breen (Special Issue Editors)
Computing and the Current Crisis:
The Significant Role of New Information Technologies in Our
The Virtual Debt Factory: Towards an Analysis of Debt and Abstraction in
the American Credit Crisis
Vincent R. Manzerolle
Calculating the Unknown. Rationalities of Operational Risk in Financial
Matthias Werner and Hajo Greif
Crisis, What Crisis? The Media: Business and Journalism in Times of Crisis
Rosario de Mateo, Laura Bergés, Anna Garnatxe*
Anglo-American Credit Scoring and Consumer Debt in the Subprime Mortgage
Crisis of 2007 as Models for Other Countries?
Crise, Genre et TIC : Recette pour une Dés-Union Pronon- cée. L’Exemple
de l’Afrique du Sud
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