Machine in the Garden by Leo Marx
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Machine in the Garden
By Leo Marx

The Machine in the Garden

Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

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Machine in the Garden by Leo Marx

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For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define-and continues to give depth to-the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the "pastoral" and "progressive" ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society. This new edition is appearing in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Marx's classic text. It features a new afterword by the author on the process of writing this pioneering book, a work that all but founded the discipline now called American Studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195133516
ISBN-10: 019513351X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Pages: 430
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leo Marx

Leo Marx is Professor Emeritus of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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