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The Pathology of Communicative Capitalism


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. David W. Hill
    Pages 1-11
  3. David W. Hill
    Pages 12-28
  4. David W. Hill
    Pages 29-39
  5. David W. Hill
    Pages 40-54
  6. David W. Hill
    Pages 55-66
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 67-74

About this book


This book diagnoses the social, mental and political consequences of working and economic organizations that generate value from communication. It calls for the role of communication technologies to be reimagined in order to create a healthier, fairer society.


Digital labour precariousness social media communication technology mental health social anxiety work time anxiety communication diagnosis disease media organization organizations society technology time

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

About the authors

David W. Hill is Lecturer in Digital Communication and Culture at the University of Liverpool, UK. His research interests include media theory, ethics of media, digital labour, and the political economy of communication.

Bibliographic information


“The pathology of communicative capitalism is timely and accessible, yet theoretically dense, drawing as it does from a wide conceptual arsenal. The book may be of use to new scholars seeking a point of entry into critical scholarship of digital labor and the sociology of contemporary work.” (Matthew Flisfeder, Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 21 (12), 2018)