Digitalization in Industry

Between Domination and Emancipation

Editors: Meyer, Uli, Schaupp, Simon, Seibt, David (Eds.)

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  • Explores the relationships between digitalized industries and social emancipation
    Situates industrial production within larger social contexts
    Brings together varied perspectives on organization, work, design and the body

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This book traces how the current wave of industrial digitalization relates to processes of domination and emancipation. It aims to counter techno-deterministic narratives that would connect a perceived new ‘industrial revolution’ with clear-cut societal consequences. In order to do this, the volume intervenes into three ongoing discussions which pertain to  emancipation and domination in the workplace, promises of emancipation through digital fabrication, and the idea of emancipating, configuring, and infrastructuring the users of industrial products. Within this framework it addresses topics including democratic participation, management thinking, gamification, the maker movement, reshoring, digital platforms, and the automation of healthcare.

About the authors

Simon J. Schaupp is a PhD candidate and assistant at the chair for social structure analysis of the University of Basel, Switzerland. He published on the techno-politics of algorithmic management and cybernetization.

David Seibt is a PhD candidate at the Munich Center for Technology in Society at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He works on the connection of digital fabrication, industrial organization, and the industrial configuration of users.

Uli Meyer is head of the Post-Doc Lab Reorganizing Industries at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is acting professor for the Sociology of Digital Work at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. His research focuses on the reorganization of contemporary industries in the wake of the most recent wave of digitalization.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Toward an Analytical Understanding of Domination and Emancipation in Digitalizing Industries

    Pages 1-25

    Seibt, David (et al.)

  • Labor Democracy in Digitalizing Industries: Emancipating or “Sandboxing” Participation in Discourses on Technology and New Forms of Work?

    Pages 29-60

    Kalff, Yannick

  • From Lean Production to Industrie 4.0: More Autonomy for Employees?

    Pages 61-80

    Butollo, Florian (et al.)

  • “Designing Freedom”: On (Post)Industrial Governmentality and Its Cybernetic Fundaments

    Pages 81-110

    Maschewski, Felix (et al.)

  • It’s All in the Game: Emancipation in Digitalized Working Environments

    Pages 111-131

    Schobin, Janosch (et al.)

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digitalization in Industry
Book Subtitle
Between Domination and Emancipation
Editors
  • Uli Meyer
  • Simon Schaupp
  • David Seibt
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28258-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28258-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28257-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 289
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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