The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment (Globalization and the Environment)

The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment (Globalization and the Environment)

Alf Hornborg


Hornborg argues that we're stuck in a collective phantasm concerning the nature of contemporary know-how that forestalls us from imagining options to our fiscal and environmental crises except technocratic fixes. He demonstrates how the facility of the computer generates more and more asymmetrical exchanges and distribution of assets and hazards among far away populations and ecosystems, and hence an more and more polarized global order. the writer demanding situations us to reconceptualize the machine―"industrial technomass"―as a species of energy and an issue of tradition. He indicates how financial anthropology has the instruments to deconstruct the strategies of construction, funds capital, and marketplace alternate, and to research capital accumulation as an issue on the very interface of the average and social sciences. His research offers an alternate realizing of monetary development and technological improvement. Hornborg's paintings is key for researchers in anthropology, human ecology, economics, political economic climate, world-systems conception, environmental justice, and technology and expertise studies.

Find out extra concerning the writer on the Lund collage, Sweden website.

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