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By Steven E. Jones

ISBN-10: 041597867X

ISBN-13: 9780415978675

ISBN-10: 0415978688

ISBN-13: 9780415978682

This e-book addresses the query of what it can suggest at the present time to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand opposed to know-how. Steven Jones right here explains the historical past of the Luddites, British cloth works who, from round 1811, proclaimed themselves fans of "Ned Ludd" and smashed equipment they observed as threatening their alternate. Against Technology isn't really a heritage of the Luddites, yet a heritage of an concept: how the actions of a gaggle of British employees in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire got here to face for an international anti-technology philosophy, and the way an nameless collective circulate got here to be pointed out with an individualistic own conviction. offended fabric employees within the early 19th century grew to become romantic symbols of a hope for an easy life--certainly no longer the unique target of the activities for which they grew to become recognized. Against know-how is, in different phrases, a booklet approximately representations, concerning the picture and the parable of the Luddites and the way that fable used to be reworked over the years into glossy neo-Luddism.

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