By Steven E. Jones
This ebook addresses the query of what it could actually suggest this present day to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand opposed to expertise. Steven Jones the following 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 exchange. Against Technology isn't a historical past of the Luddites, yet a background of an idea: 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 flow got here to be pointed out with an individualistic own conviction. indignant fabric employees within the early 19th century grew to become romantic symbols of a hope for an easy life--certainly now not the unique objective of the activities for which they turned recognized. Against know-how is, in different phrases, a booklet approximately representations, in regards to the snapshot and the parable of the Luddites and the way that delusion used to be reworked through the years into sleek neo-Luddism.
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Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism by Steven E. Jones