Marx at the Arcade : Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle

Marx at the Arcade : Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle

Book Title: Marx at the Arcade : Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle

Author: Kathryn Yusoff

Format: Paperback | 208 pages

Publication Date: 04 Jul 2019

ISBN-13: 9781608468669

In Marx at the Arcade, acclaimed researcher Jamie Woodcock delves into the hidden abode of the gaming industry. In an account that will appeal to hardcore gamers, digital skeptics, and the joystick-curious, Woodcock unravels the vast networks of artists, software developers, and factory and logistics workers whose seen and unseen labor flows into the products we consume on a gargantuan scale. Along the way, he analyzes the increasingly important role the gaming industry plays in contemporary capitalism and the broader transformations of work and the economy that it embodies.