Communication and the ability to share meaning, thoughts, and feelings are essential to living a fully human life, and today more information is shared than at any other time in history, often in the form of a “digital exhaust” of which we may be only dimly aware. Might this communication be damaging to our physical, mental, and social lives? David Hill, a social and cultural theorist, presents a highly focused analytical reading of the present state of communicative activity to demonstrate how human interactions are increasingly subject to the logic of capital accumulation and a neoliberal political economy. The book draws on a densely interconnected corpus of authors, with whom Hill has engaged in his previous theoretical investigations into the intersections of work ethics and technology. A constructively pessimistic tone is struck through most of the book in the assessment of the alienating effects...

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