Times of the Technoculture: From the Information Society to the Virtual Life

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INTRODUCTION: THE CHANGING TECHNOSCAPE

1
See, for example, Tom Stonier, The Wealth of Information: A Profile of the PostIndustrial Economy, London, Thames Methuen, 1983; Clive Jenkins and Barrie Sherman, The Leisure Shock, London, Eyre Methuen, 1981; André Gorz, Farewell to the Working Class: An Essay on Post-Industrial Socialism, London, Pluto Press, 1982. For a critical review, see Frank Webster and Kevin Robins, Information Technology: A Luddite Analysis, Norwood, NJ, Ablex, 1986, Chapter 6.
2
Robert Reich The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism, New York, Vintage, 1992.
3
For example, Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community: Finding Connection in a Computerised World, London, Seeker and Warburg, 1994.
4
See, for example, Mike Featherstone and Roger Burrows (eds), Cyberspace/ Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment, London, Sage, 1995.
5
See Chris Hables Gray (ed.), The Cyborg Handbook, London, Routledge, 1995.
6
See Frank Webster and Kevin Robins, 'Mass Communications and "Information Technology"' in Ralph Miliband and John Saville (eds), Socialist Register 1979, London, Merlin, 1979, pp. 285-316.
7
See James R. Beniger, The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1986.
8
Bill Gates, The Road Ahead, London, Viking, 1995, p. 273.
9
Ibid., p. 274.
10
Ibid., p. 272.
11
Joe Bailey, Pessimism, London, Routledge, 1988.
12
Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.
13
Often with great resentment and conflict. See E.P. Thompson, Whigs and Hunters: The Origin of the Black Act, London, Allen Lane, 1975.
14
Stephen Gill, 'The Global Panopticon? The Neo-Liberal State, Economic Life and Democratic Surveillance', Alternatives, 1995, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-49.
15
Humphrey Jennings, Pandaemonium, 1660-1886: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers, Mary-Lou Jennings and Charles Madge (eds), London, Picador, 1985.

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A CULTURAL HISTORY OF PANDAEMONIUM
1
Lindsay Anderson, 'Only Connect: Some Aspects of the Work of Humphrey Jennings', Film Quarterly, 1961/62, vol. 15, no. 2, Winter, p. 9.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Techno-Visions 11
  • 1 - Cultural History of Pandaemonium 13
  • 2 - Engaging with Luddism 39
  • 3 - The Hollowing of Progress 63
  • Part II - Genealogies of Information 87
  • 4 - The Long History of the Information Revolution 89
  • 5 - The Cybernetic Imagination of Capitalism 111
  • 6 - Propaganda 131
  • Part III - The Politics of Cyberspace 147
  • 7 - Cyberwars 149
  • 8 - Education as Knowledge and Discipline 168
  • 9 - Deconstructing the Academy 192
  • Part IV - Living in Virtual Space 219
  • 10 - Prospects a of Virtual Culture 221
  • 11 - The Virtual Pacification of Space 238
  • Notes 261
  • Index 307
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