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- DescriptionThis book addresses the question of what it might mean today to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand against techlogy. Steven Jones here explains the history of the Luddites, British textile works who, from around 1811, proclaimed themselves followers of Ned Ludd and smashed machinery they saw as threatening their trade. Against Techlogy is t a history of the Luddites, but a history of an idea: how the activities of a group of British workers in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire came to stand for a global anti-techlogy philosophy, and how an anymous collective movement came to be identified with an individualistic personal conviction. Angry textile workers in the early nineteenth century became romantic symbols of a desire for a simple life--certainly t the original goal of the actions for which they became famous. Against Techlogy is, in other words, a book about representations, about the image and the myth of the Luddites and how that myth was transformed over time into modern neo-Luddism.
- Author BiographySteven E. Jones is Professor of English at Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of Satire and Romanticism and editor of The Satiric Eye.
- Author(s)Steven E. Jones
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication09/06/2006
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note4 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white halftones
- Weight498 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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