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Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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A social critic argues that the United States has become a "technopoly"--A system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 9780679745402 0679745408
OCLC Number: 27034657
Notes: Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 1992.
Description: xii, 222 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The judgment of Thamus --
From tools to technocracy --
From technocracy to technopoly --
The improbable world --
The broken defenses --
The ideology of machines: medical technology --
The ideology of machines: computer technology --
Invisible technologies --
Scientism --
The great symbol drain --
The loving resistance fighter.
Responsibility: Neil Postman.
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A social critic argues that the United States has become a "technopoly"--A system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy.

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