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Week 10—Communication as commodity production

Week 10—Communication as commodity production

Main reading: Jones (2021)

Other reading: Blum (2009); Gershon (2023); Gershon (2022)

We return to an earlier topic of communicative labor and explore the connections between discourse and capitalist economies.


Blum, Susan D. 2009. My Word!: Plagiarism and College Culture. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.7591/9780801458408/html.

Gershon, Ilana. 2022. “Genres Are the Drive Belts of the Job Market.” Journal of Cultural Economy 15 (6): 768–81. https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2022.2087714.

———. 2023. “Bullshit Genres: What to Watch for When Studying the New Actant ChatGPT and Its Siblings.” Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 47 (3): 115–31. https://doi.org/10.30676/jfas.137824.

Jones, Deborah A. 2021. “Writing Without Fear—or Bylines: Freedom and Frustration Among US American Ghostwriters.” In Work, Society, and the Ethical Self: Chimeras of Freedom in the Neoliberal Era, edited by Chris Hann, 1st ed., 7:258–77. New York: Berghahn Books. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781800732261-014.

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