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Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation
The author draws on lesser known archival materials, including Marx's notebooks on women and patriarchy and technology to offer a new interpretation of Marx's concept of alienation as this concept develops in his later works.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2009)
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I was taken aback by the concept of labor alienation or estranged labor... This is the very 1st time I read for Marx about the way he perceives the psyche of the worker and I sort of admire his point. To paraphrase what he said ; he elaborates that the workers become more alienated from themselves the more they produce objects. The worker sinks to the level of accomodity (just like the married women in his opinion). The more labor works, the more impoverished, undignified and alienated they feel ...more
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