By Steven E. Jones
This e-book addresses the query of what it might probably suggest at the present time to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand opposed to expertise. Steven Jones the following explains the heritage of the Luddites, British cloth works who, from round 1811, proclaimed themselves fans of "Ned Ludd" and smashed equipment they observed as threatening their exchange. Against Technology isn't really a heritage of the Luddites, yet a background of an concept: how the actions of a gaggle of British employees in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire got here to face for a world anti-technology philosophy, and the way an nameless collective move 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 aim of the activities for which they grew to become well-known. Against know-how is, in different phrases, a ebook approximately representations, concerning the photograph and the parable of the Luddites and the way that fable used to be remodeled over the years into sleek neo-Luddism.
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