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The contingency of (Some) academic labor: Communication studies and the cognitariat

Miller, T. (2011) The contingency of (Some) academic labor: Communication studies and the cognitariat. International Journal of Communication, 5 . pp. 1837-1842.

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My focus here is on contingent academic labor, a phenomenon explained by Antonio Negri (2007) in his re-signification of that otherwise rather forgettable Reaganite futurist Alvin Toffler’s (1983) idea of the cognitariat. Negri uses the concept to describe people who are mired in casualized work, but have heady educational qualifications and an easy facility with communication and cultural technologies. They live at the complex interstices of capital, education, and government, and they do so under the sign of cybertarianism…

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: University of Southern California USC Annenberg Press
Copyright: 2011 The Author
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