Times of the Technoculture
Information, Communication and the Technological Order
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Times of the Technoculture by Kevin Robins
Book DescriptionTimes 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415161152
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book explores the debates surrounding technological change, from the politics of education to questions of identity centred around the figure of the cyborg.
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Author Biography - Kevin Robins
Kevin Robins is Professor of Cultural Geography at the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Newcastle. Frank Webster is Professor of Sociology at the University of Birmingham.
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