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richard on Thu, 15 Jun 2006 23:29:48 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> The Class of the New


OpenMute have just published my new book - The Class of the New. You  
can buy the hardcopy and download the text for free from the website:  
<theclassofthenew.net>. Enjoy!




The Class of the New by Richard Barbrook

Netizens, elancers, cognitarians, swarm-capitalists, hackers,  
produsumers, knowledge workers, pro-ams... these are just a few of the  
monikers that have been applied to the new social class emerging from  
the networked workplace.

In this short book, Richard Barbrook presents a collection of  
quotations from authors who in different ways attempt to identify an  
innovative element within society ? ?the class of the new?. Announcing  
a new economic and social paradigm, this class constitutes a ?social  
prophecy? of the shape of work to come. From Adam Smith?s  
?Philosophers? of the late 18th century, down to the ?Creative Class?  
celebrated by sociologist Richard Florida today, the class of the new  
represents the future of production within and beyond capitalism.

A Creative Workers in a World City project
Published, POD (print on demand) design and production by Openmute
ISBN: 0-9550664-7-6

Further details and orders:

Available from:

The website and all good bookstores.

For review copies, contact simon {AT} metamute.org

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