Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism by Steven E. Jones PDF
By Steven E. Jones
This ebook addresses the query of what it will possibly suggest at the present time to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand opposed to know-how. Steven Jones the following explains the background of the Luddites, British fabric works who, from round 1811, proclaimed themselves fans of "Ned Ludd" and smashed equipment they observed as threatening their exchange. Against Technology isn't a background of the Luddites, yet a heritage of an idea: how the actions of a gaggle of British staff in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire got here to face for a world anti-technology philosophy, and the way an nameless collective stream got here to be pointed out with an individualistic own conviction. offended fabric staff within the early 19th century turned romantic symbols of a wish for an easy life--certainly now not the unique objective of the activities for which they turned recognized. Against know-how is, in different phrases, a e-book approximately representations, concerning the snapshot and the parable of the Luddites and the way that fantasy was once remodeled through the years into glossy neo-Luddism.
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Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism by Steven E. Jones