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The Resource Breaking things at work : the Luddites are right about why you hate your job, Gavin Mueller

Breaking things at work : the Luddites are right about why you hate your job, Gavin Mueller

Label
Breaking things at work : the Luddites are right about why you hate your job
Title
Breaking things at work
Title remainder
the Luddites are right about why you hate your job
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Mueller
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the nineteenth century, English textile workers responded to the introduction of new technologies on the factory floor by smashing them to bits. For years the Luddites roamed the English countryside, practicing drills and manoeuvres that they would later deploy on unsuspecting machines. The movement has been derided by scholars as a backwards-looking and ultimately ineffectual effort to stem the march of history; for Gavin Mueller, the movement gets at the heart of the antagonistic relationship between all workers, including us today, and the so-called progressive gains secured by new technologies. The luddites weren't primitive and they are still a force, however unconsciously, in the workplaces of the twenty-first century world. Breaking Things at Work is an innovative rethinking of labour and machines, leaping from textile mills to algorithms, from existentially threatened knife cutters of rural Germany to surveillance-evading truckers driving across the continental United States. Mueller argues that the future stability and empowerment of working-class movements will depend on subverting these technologies and preventing their spread wherever possible. The task is intimidating, but the seeds of this resistance are already present in the neo-Luddite efforts of hackers, pirates, and dark web users who are challenging surveillance and control, often through older systems of communication technology
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Mueller, Gavin
Dewey number
303.483
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Luddites
Target audience
adult
Label
Breaking things at work : the Luddites are right about why you hate your job, Gavin Mueller
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068873714
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781786636775
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1243278989
Label
Breaking things at work : the Luddites are right about why you hate your job, Gavin Mueller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068873714
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781786636775
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1243278989

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