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    DescriptionYou could call them the Monkeywrench Gang of the nanotech age. Derrick Jensen and George Draffan are taking down the data mining industry, one converted mind at a time. In the face of RFID chips, consumer tracking strategies, and illegal government wiretapping, Jensen and Draffan are determined to show consumers how to fight back against government and industry to regain their rights, their privacy, and their humanity. In their new book, Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control, Jensen and Draffan take a hart-hitting look at the way technology is used as a machine, to control us and our environment. Their results are startling. If the prospect of perpetual surveillance and psychological warfare alarms you, you are not alone. Most people would be disturbed if you told them that everything from their store purchases to their public transit rides are recorded and filed for government or corporate access. But more often than not, the smooth, silent cleanliness of its operation allows the Machine of Western Civilization to go unnoticed. In Welcome to the Machine, Jensen and Draffan draw our attention back to its eerie, persistent white noise and take a cold, hard, human look at the cultural conditions that have led us to all but surrender to its hum. Jensen and Draffan, who teamed up in 2003 to expose industrial corruption and destruction in Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests, are back to reveal both the terrifying extent of surveillance today and our chilling complacency at the loss of everything from consumer privacy to civil liberties. In this timely and important new collaboration, Jensen and Draffan take on all aspects of Control Culture: everything from the government's policy of total information awareness to a disturbing new technology where soldiers can be given medication to prevent them from feeling fear. They write about pharmaceutical packaging that reports consumer information, which is then used to send targeted drug advertisements directly to your TV.


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    Title
    Welcome to the Machine
    Subtitle
    Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Derrick Jensen, By (author) George Draffan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781931498524
    ISBN 10: 1931498520
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27780
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BISAC V2.8: TEC000000, POL012000, POL040000
    DC21: 303.4834
    DC22: 303.4834, 303.48/34
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAW018000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QA76.9.C66 J48 2004
    Thema V1.0: JB
    Illustrations note
    index, bibliography
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    15 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Author Information
    Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Strangely Like War, Welcome to the Machine, and Walking on Water. He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believeas "a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents." He writes for The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine among many others. He is an environmental activist and lives on the coast of northern California. George Draffan is a forest activist, public interest investigator, and corporate muckraker. He is the author of The Elite Consensus, A Primer on Corporate Power, and co-author of Railroads & Clearcuts. For the past fifteen years he has provided research services and training to citizens and public interest groups that are investigating and challenging corporate power. Some of his work can be found at Endgame, a project of the Public Information Network (www.endgame.org).