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By Steven E. Jones

This e-book addresses the query of what it could actually suggest this present day to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand opposed to expertise. Steven Jones the following explains the historical past of the Luddites, British fabric works who, from round 1811, proclaimed themselves fans of "Ned Ludd" and smashed equipment they observed as threatening their alternate. Against Technology isn't a background of the Luddites, yet a heritage of an concept: how the actions of a gaggle of British staff in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire got here to face for a world anti-technology philosophy, and the way an nameless collective circulate got here to be pointed out with an individualistic own conviction. offended fabric employees within the early 19th century turned romantic symbols of a wish for an easy life--certainly now not the unique objective of the activities for which they turned recognized. Against know-how is, in different phrases, a e-book approximately representations, concerning the photograph and the parable of the Luddites and the way that fantasy used to be remodeled over the years into smooth neo-Luddism.

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