The Politics of Contraband - The Honor Economies of the Warez Scene

@inproceedings{Rehn2004ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Contraband - The Honor Economies of the Warez Scene},
  author={A. Rehn},
  year={2004}
}
  • A. Rehn
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Lodged within the Internet’s increasingly commercialized webs there exists a thriving subculture that has developed an economy all its own. Specifically, a modern gift economy, a consistent and internally rational structure of actively anti-economic behavior that presents an interesting juxtaposition to our contemporary notions of economy. Based on an extended ethnography, this subculture is analyzed as a society ordered by agonistic play and gift-giving as economy. The contribution can best be… CONTINUE READING
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