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The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Altamira Pr
Publication date November 1, 2001
Pages 273
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780759100664
ISBN-10 0759100667
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $96.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes. He demonstrates how the power of the machine generates increasingly asymmetrical exchanges and distribution of resources and risks between distant populations and ecosystems, and thus an increasingly polarized world order. The author challenges us to reconceptualize the machine―'industrial technomass'―as a species of power and a problem of culture. He shows how economic anthropology has the tools to deconstruct the concepts of production, money capital, and market exchange, and to analyze capital accumulation as a problem at the very interface of the natural and social sciences. His analysis provides an alternative understanding of economic growth and technological development. Hornborg's work is essential for researchers in anthropology, human ecology, economics, political economy, world-systems theory, environmental justice, and science and technology studies. Find out more about the author at the Lund University, Sweden web site.

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from Altamira Pr (November 1, 2001)
9780759100664 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $96.00
About: Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes.
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from Altamira Pr (October 1, 2001)
9780759100671 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $38.00
About: Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes.

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