The power of the machine : global inequalities of economy, technology, and environment / Alf Hornborg Hornborg, Alf

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Hornborg, Alf
Technological innovations.; Technology - Economic aspects.; Ecologia (aspectos econômicos)
Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes. He demonstrates how the power of the machine generates increasingly asymmetrical exchanges and distribution of resources and risks between distant populations and ecosystems, and thus an increasingly polarized world order. The author challenges us to reconceptualize the machine-'industrial technomass'-as a species of power and a problem of culture. He shows how economic anthropology ha.
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