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

ISBN-10: 0759100675

ISBN-13: 9780759100671

Edition: 2001

Authors: Alf Hornborg

List price: $34.95
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


eBooks Starting from $38.00
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

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.

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
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.