Auto-Industrialism: DIY Capitalism and the Rise of the Auto-Industrial Society


Peter Murphy

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    Dedicated with much love to Christine Mintrom

    About The Author

    Peter Murphy is Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University and Research Fellow in the Cairns Institute at James Cook University. Previously he was Head of the Arts and Creative Media Academic Group, Professor of Arts and Society, and Head of the School of Creative Arts at James Cook University. He has taught at Monash University, The New School for Social Research in New York City, Baylor University in Texas, Victoria University of Wellington, Ateneo de Manila University, and Seoul National University and has been a visiting academic at Ohio State University, Panteion University in Athens, the University of Copenhagen, and Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Universities and Innovation Economies (2015), The Collective Imagination (2012) and Civic Justice (2001); co-author of Dialectic of Romanticism: A Critique of Modernism (2004), Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy (2009), Global Creation (2010) and Imagination (2010); and co-editor of Philosophical and Cultural Theories of Music (2010) and Aesthetic Capitalism (2014).


    While I was writing this book, I benefited from stimulating discussions with Ian Atkinson, Warwick Powell, Craig Browne, Tony Dann, Peter Dansie, Glenn Porter, Thorry Gunnersen, Katja Fleischmann, Ken Friedman, Anders Michelsen, David Salisbury and Chris Hay. Thanks to Chris Rojek for commissioning the book. Some of the material in Chapter 2 is drawn from an article, ‘The desktop factory of the new industrial revolution’, published in Quadrant magazine in October 2014.

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