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

ISBN-10: 0759100675
ISBN-13: 9780759100671
Edition: 2001
Authors: Alf Hornborg
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Alf Hornborg is Professor in the Human Ecology Division at Lund University, Sweden.

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Preface
Introduction: The Machine As Emperor
Technology and Unequal Exchange
Technology and Economics: The Interfusion of the Social and the Material
Cornucopia or Zero-Sum Game: The Epistemology of Sustainability
The Thermodynamics of Imperialism: Toward an Ecological Theory of Unequal Exchange
Ecosystems, World Systems, and Environmental Justice
Conceptualizing Accumulation from Spondylus Shells to Fossil Fuels
Use Value, Energy, and the Image of Unlimited Good
Language and the Material: Probing Our Categories
Symbolic Technologies: Machines and the Marxian Notion of Fetishism
Money, Modernity, and Personhood
Money, Reflexivity, and the Semiotics of Modernity
Ecology As Semiotics: A Contextualist Manifesto
Exchange, Personhood, and Human Ecology
The Abstraction of Discourse and Identity: A Case Study
Afterword: Culture, Modernity, and Power--The Relevance of Anthropology
References
Index
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