The Commodification of Knowledge and Information

  title={The Commodification of Knowledge and Information},
  author={Tomas Nielsen Rotta and Rodrigo Alves Teixeira},
In this paper we present an analysis of the commodification of knowledge and information in contemporary capitalism. We provide a consistent account of how information as a commodity effects the workings of both capitalism and of Marxist theory. The first part of the paper critically revisits Marx’s own writings on the commodification of knowledge and how the immaterial labour hypothesis initially interpreted these writings. Based on the new categories knowledge-commodity and knowledge-rent, we… Expand
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