Power of the Machine Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology and Environment
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/9/2001
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Alf Hornborg is Professor in the Human Ecology Division at Lund University, Sweden.
|List of figures and maps|
|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|
|About the Author|