Critical Theory of Technology

Critical Theory of Technology

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Feenberg discusses the possibility of a radical reform of industrial society. He challenges the assumption that modern society, with its emphasis on technological reasoning, has condemned its members to mindless work and subservience to the dictates of management. In doing so, he presents a new interpretation of the relationship between technology, rationality, and democracy.show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195068556
  • 9780195068559

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"Excellent. It's good to see an academic philosospher engage a real world issue as critical in our time as the interaction of technology with society."--Jesse S. Tatum, Michigan Technological University"Lucid, provocative, and gracefully written, Andrew Feenberg's new book explores the complex interpenetration of technology, economics, and culture. It suggests creative ways to tame the technological juggernaut and to produce a more just, humane society for the century just ahead."--Langdon Winner, author of The Whale and the Reactor"Critical Theory of Technology provides a superb...presentation of the various positions in debates over technology, capitalism, and socialism; brilliant applications of the tradition of Critical Theory to these issues; and original and innovative analyses of Feenberg's own."--Douglas Kellner, University of Texas, Austin"A compelling argument for technological change based on a careful and lucidly written anatomy of the cultural, political, and economic values and practices underlying modern capitalism and socialism."--James O'Connor, University of California, Santa Cruz"Timely. The book is appropriate and recommended reading for managers and bureaucrats. It provides perspective. It offers ideas to consider in attemptin to discover alternative directions societies and workplaces could take in this decade to address issues and solve problems. The book is appropriate for an academic study of technology and society, or for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on computers and society. The book is also appropriate for workers in technology." --Computing Reviewsshow more

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