Times Of The Technoculture

Times Of The Technoculture

by Kevin Robins, Frank Webster
     
 

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

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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, and consider the centrality of education in government attempts to create a knowledge society. Engaging in contemporary debates surrounding the internet, Robins and Webster question whether it can really offer us a new world of virtual communities, and suggest more radical alternatives to the corporate agenda of contemporary technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415161152
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/13/1999
Series:
Comedia Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the changing technoscape1
Part ITechno-visions11
1A cultural history of Pandaemonium13
2Engaging with Luddism39
3The hollowing of progress63
Part IIGenealogies of information87
4The long history of the information revolution89
5The cybernetic imagination of capitalism111
6Propaganda: the hidden face of information131
Part IIIThe politics of cyberspace147
7Cyberwars: the military information revolution149
8Education as knowledge and discipline168
9Deconstructing the academy: the new production of human capital192
Part IVLiving in virtual space219
10Prospects of a virtual culture221
11The virtual pacification of space238
Notes261
Index307

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