The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment

The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment

by Alf Hornborg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759100664
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 11/15/2001
Series: Globalization and the Environment Series , #1
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alf Hornborg is professor and chair of the Human Ecology Division at Lund University, Sweden

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: The Machine as Emperor Part 3 Part 1: Technology and Unequal Exchange Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Technology and Economics: The Interfusion of the Social and the Material Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Cornucopia or Zero-Sum Game: The Epistemology of Sustainability Chapter 6 Chapter 3: The Thermodynamics of Imperialism: Towards an Ecological Theory of Unequal Exchange Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Ecosystems, World Systems, and Environmental Justice Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Conceptualizing Accumulation from Spondylus Shells to Fossil Fuels Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Use Value, Energy, and the Image of Unlimited Good Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Language and the Material: Probing our Categories Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Symbolic Technologies: Machines and the Marxian Notion of Fetishism Part 12 Part 2: Money, Modernity and Personhood Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Money, Reflexivity, and the Semiotics of Modernity Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Ecology as Semiotics: A Contextualist Manifesto Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Exchange, Personhood, and Human Ecology Chapter 16 Chapter 12: The Abstraction of Discourse and Identity: A Case Study Chapter 17 Afterword: Culture, Modernity, and Power: The Relevance of Anthropology Chapter 18 References Chapter 19 Index

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