Against Technology

Against Technology

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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 qNed Luddq 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 activities of a group of British workers in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire came to stand for a global anti-technology philosophy, and how an anonymous collective movement came to be identified with an individualistic personal conviction. Angry textile workers in the early nineteenth century became romantic symbols of a desire for a simple life--certainly not the original goal of the actions for which they became famous. Against Technology is, in other words, a book about representations, about the image and the myth of the Luddites and how that myth was transformed over time into modern neo-Luddism.BIBLIO+ID=27, andthe complete record of thesecond- issueversionattheusefulBrautiganBibliography online, ed. ... R. Buckminster Fuller , Operating Manual for SpaceshipEarth (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press; ... once told me that he never finished high school, but [ Thomas] McGuane told me that beforeheshot himself, heproppeduphis high school diploma, his readinganbsp;...


Title:Against Technology
Author: Steven E. Jones
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-11
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