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Against technology : from the Luddites to Neo-Luddism

Author: Steven E Jones
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the question of what it might mean today to be a Luddite - that is, to take a stand against technology. Steven Jones here explains the history of the Luddites, British textile works who, from around 1811, proclaimed themselves followers of 'Ned Ludd' and smashed machinery they saw as threatening their trade. Against Technology is not a history of the Luddites, but a history of an idea: how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Steven E. (Steven Edward).
Against technology.
New York : Routledge, 2006
(DLC) 2005031322
(OCoLC)62281573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Jones
ISBN: 9780203960455 0203960459 9780203717257 0203717252
OCLC Number: 137294255
Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Boom, The Bust, and Neo-Luddites in the 1990s --
The Mythic History of the Original Luddites --
Romanticizing the Luddites --
Frankenstein and the Monster of Technology --
Novelizing the Luddites --
Counterculture and Countercomputer in the 1960s --
Ned Ludd in the Age of Terror.
Responsibility: Steven E. Jones.
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Addresses the question of what it might mean to be a Luddite-that is, to take a stand against technology. This book explains the history of the Luddites, British textile works who, from around 1811,  Read more...

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"In Against Technology, Jones has opened up a rich field of study that cries out for more examination. The unintended consequences of technology, such as global warming, should not be seen as a call Read more...

 
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