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Political Machines free pdf Technology assumes a remarkable importance in contemporary political life. Today, politicians and intellectuals extol the virtues of networking, interactivity and feedback, and stress the importance of new media and biotechnologies for economic development and political innovation. Measures of intellectual productivity and property play an increasingly critical part in assessments of the competitiveness of firms, universities and nation-states. At the same time, contemporary radical politics has come to raise questions about the political prcoccupation with technical progress, while also developing a certain degree of technical sophistication itself. In a series of in-depth analyses of topics ranging from direct action to intellectual property law, and from interactive science centres to the European Union, this book interrogates the politics of the technological society. Critical of the form and intensity of the contemporary preoccupation with new technology, Political Machines opens up a space for thinking the relation between technical innovation and political inventiveness.

About Andrew Barry

Andrew Barry is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has published widely on technology, politics and social theory.

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Author : Andrew Barry
Publisher : Continuum International Publishing Group - Athlone
Data Published : 28 June 2001
ISBN : 0485006340
EAN : 9780485006346
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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