Prosumption, or the integration of production and consumption, has al- ways been predominant, although thinking about economic activity has been dom- inated in the past by the concept of production (especially after the Industrial Rev- olution) and later by consumption (with the Consumer Revolution after WWII). However, both production and consumption can be thought of as types of prosump- tion involving varying degrees of each. In the digital age it has become increasingly difficult to conceive of a sharp separation between the two, partially due to the intrinsic nature of digital prosumption itself. All acts in that realm involve both pro- duction and consumption. That is particularly the case in what we would ordinarily consider digital consumption where acts of consumption require acts of production. This is a small part of the broader process of the emergence of prosumer capitalism as the major economic form rather than producer or consumer capitalism.

The increasing centrality of prosumption in the digital capitalist economy

P. Degli Esposti;
2020

Abstract

Prosumption, or the integration of production and consumption, has al- ways been predominant, although thinking about economic activity has been dom- inated in the past by the concept of production (especially after the Industrial Rev- olution) and later by consumption (with the Consumer Revolution after WWII). However, both production and consumption can be thought of as types of prosump- tion involving varying degrees of each. In the digital age it has become increasingly difficult to conceive of a sharp separation between the two, partially due to the intrinsic nature of digital prosumption itself. All acts in that realm involve both pro- duction and consumption. That is particularly the case in what we would ordinarily consider digital consumption where acts of consumption require acts of production. This is a small part of the broader process of the emergence of prosumer capitalism as the major economic form rather than producer or consumer capitalism.
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