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Times of the Technoculture: From the Information Society to the Virtual Life (Επικοινωνία και Κοινωνία)

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Times of the Technoculture explores the social and cultural impact of new technologies, tracing the origins of the information society from the coming of the machine with the industrial revolution to the development of mass production techniques in the early twentieth century.
The authors look at how the military has controlled the development of the information society, an
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Hardcover, 328 pages
Published July 8th 1999 by Routledge (first published May 13th 1999)
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Jamie (Josephson) Gravell
The chapter on Luddism was an interesting perspective but most sections could have been cut in half and would have made the point just as adequately. I've noticed most academics don't exactly understand reader-focused prose and write more as an intellectual exercise...
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Jul 30, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the thesis - new tech perpetuates rather than threatens capitalistic power hierarchies and institutions, but book has some digressions and could use more concrete, detailed case studies to balance out and support the theorizing.
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