Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 14, 2006 - Social Science - 288 pages
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This book addresses the question of what it might mean today to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand against technology. Steven Jones here explains the history of the Luddites, British textile works who, from around 1811, proclaimed themselves followers of "Ned Ludd" and smashed machinery they saw as threatening their trade. Against Technology is not a history of the Luddites, but a history of an idea: how the activities of a group of British workers in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire came to stand for a global anti-technology philosophy, and how an anonymous collective movement came to be identified with an individualistic personal conviction. Angry textile workers in the early nineteenth century became romantic symbols of a desire for a simple life--certainly not the original goal of the actions for which they became famous. Against Technology is, in other words, a book about representations, about the image and the myth of the Luddites and how that myth was transformed over time into modern neo-Luddism.

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This book primarily explores the Luddites and how their views have been mythologized over the past two centuries. The author looks at how the Luddites have been represented in literature, films, and ... Read full review

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Great! Interesting material about myth-making and growing/evolving the myth. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Steven E. Jones is Professor of English at Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of Satire and Romanticism and editor of The Satiric Eye.

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