Forces of Production

Forces of Production
Author: David Noble
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN: 1351519603
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forces of Production Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the design and implementation of computer-based automatic machine tools, David F. Noble challenges the idea that technology has a life of its own. Technology has been both a convenient scapegoat and a universal solution, serving to disarm critics, divert attention, depoliticize debate, and dismiss discussion of the fundamental antagonisms and inequalities that continue to beset America. This provocative study of the postwar automation of the American metal-working industry—the heart of a modern industrial economy—explains how dominant institutions like the great corporations, the universities, and the military, along with the ideology of modern engineering shape, the development of technology. Noble shows how the system of "numerical control," perfected at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and put into general industrial use, was chosen over competing systems for reasons other than the technical and economic superiority typically advanced by its promoters. Numerical control took shape at an MIT laboratory rather than in a manufacturing setting, and a market for the new technology was created, not by cost-minded producers, but instead by the U. S. Air Force. Competing methods, equally promising, were rejected because they left control of production in the hands of skilled workers, rather than in those of management or programmers. Noble demonstrates that engineering design is influenced by political, economic, managerial, and sociological considerations, while the deployment of equipment—illustrated by a detailed case history of a large General Electric plant in Massachusetts—can become entangled with such matters as labor classification, shop organization, managerial responsibility, and patterns of authority. In its examination of technology as a human, social process, Forces of Production is a path-breaking contribution to the understanding of this phenomenon in American society.

Forces of Production Climate Change and Canadian Fossil Capitalism

Forces of Production  Climate Change and Canadian Fossil Capitalism
Author: Nicolas Graham
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 9004444106
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forces of Production Climate Change and Canadian Fossil Capitalism Book Excerpt:

In Forces of Production, Climate Change and Canadian Fossil Capitalism, Nicolas Graham offers a reinterpretation of the concept of forces of production from an ecological standpoint and analyzes the fettering of “green productive forces” in the deepening climate crisis.

IRP Reprint Series

IRP Reprint Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poverty
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethnic and Regional Conflicts in Yugoslavia and Transcaucasia

Ethnic and Regional Conflicts in Yugoslavia and Transcaucasia
Author: Ivan Iveković
Publsiher: Longo Angelo
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Summary of World Broadcasts

Summary of World Broadcasts
Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: East Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Political Economy of the Chinese Revolution

The Political Economy of the Chinese Revolution
Author: Eric Axilrod
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 566
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Collected Seminar Papers

Collected Seminar Papers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Commonwealth countries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Kansas Journal of Sociology

The Kansas Journal of Sociology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sociology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Karl Marx on Society and Social Change

Karl Marx on Society and Social Change
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-07-19
ISBN: 022617378X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karl Marx on Society and Social Change Book Excerpt:

This volume presents those writings of Marx that best reveal his contribution to sociology, particularly to the theory of society and social change. The editor, Neil J. Smelser, has divided these selections into three topical sections and has also included works by Friedrich Engels. The first section, "The Structure of Society," contains Marx's writings on the material basis of classes, the basis of the state, and the basis of the family. Among the writings included in this section are Marx's well-known summary from the Preface of A Contribution to a Critique of Political Economy and his equally famous observations on the functional significance of religion in relation to politics. The second section is titled "The Sweep of Historical Change." The first selection here contains Marx's first statement of the main precapitalist forms of production. The second selection focuses on capitalism, its contradictions, and its impending destruction. Two brief final selections treat the nature of communism, particularly its freedom from the kinds of contradictions that have plagued all earlier forms of societies. The last section, "The Mechanisms of Change," reproduces several parts of Marx's analysis of the mechanisms by which contradictions develop in capitalism and generate group conflicts. Included is an analysis of competition and its effects on the various classes, a discussion of economic crises and their effects on workers, and Marx's presentation of the historical specifics of the class struggle. In his comprehensive Introduction to the selections, Professor Smelser provides a biography of Marx, indentifies the various intellectual traditions which formed the background for Marx's writings, and discusses the selections which follow. The editor describes Marx's conception of society as a social system, the differences between functionalism and Marx's theories, and the dynamics of economic and political change as analyzed by Marx.

China s Economic Reform

China s Economic Reform
Author: Robert Ash,Christopher Howe,Y Y Kueh,Y. Y. Kueh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1134547145
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Economic Reform Book Excerpt:

This book presents a collection and analysis of original policy documents, newly translated into English, from a key period of Chinese development, providing both a current and a retrospective analysis of China's economic reform efforts. Topics dealt with include the evolution of Chinese economic strategy; economic planning and the spread of market mechanisms; technology transfer in industry; evolution of an agricultural system; the development of population policy; and foreign economic relations. The collection will be of great interest not only to scholars and students of Chinese studies, but also to professionals and social scientists concerned with China but unable to read source documents in Chinese.

Vygotsky s Developmental and Educational Psychology

Vygotsky s Developmental and Educational Psychology
Author: Peter E. Langford
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2004-06-02
ISBN: 1135426465
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vygotsky s Developmental and Educational Psychology Book Excerpt:

Vygotsky is widely considered one of the most significant and influential psychologists of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, true appreciation of his theories has been hindered by a lack of understanding of the background to his thought. Vygotsky's Developmental and Educational Psychology aims to demonstrate how we can come to a new and original understanding of Vygotsky's theories through knowledge of their cultural, philosophical and historical context. Beginning with the main philosophical influences of Marxist and Hegelian thought, this book leads the reader through Vygotsky's life and the development of his own psychology. Central areas covered include: * The child, the levels and consciousness * Motivation and cognition * The relevance of Vygotsky's theories to current research in developmental psychology. This comprehensive survey of Vygotsky's thought will prove an invaluable resource for those studying developmental psychology or education.

Social Text

Social Text
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social movements
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marx

Marx
Author: Scott Meikle
Publsiher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marx Book Excerpt:

The understanding of the philosophy upon which Karl Marx's work is based has undergone more fundamental changes in the last 30 years of the 20th century than at any time since the death of Engels. The articles in this collection have been chosen to represent these changes as they have been registered in the learned journals of the Anglophone world. There have been three main loci of change: the relation between Marx's work and that of Engels; the place of ethics in Marx's work; and Marx's relation to the Enlightenment on the one hand and to the Aristotelian tradition in philosophy on the other.

Summary of World Broadcasts

Summary of World Broadcasts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: East Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the International Congress of Philosophy

Proceedings of the     International Congress of Philosophy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 842
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Anarchist Communist Manifesto

Anarchist Communist Manifesto
Author: Daniil I Novomirskiĭ
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1921
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anarchism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Author: R. Jon McGee,Richard L. Warms
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN: 1452276307
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.

Dialectical Materialism

Dialectical Materialism
Author: Maurice Campbell Cornforth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dialectical materialism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The State of War and Peace Atlas

The State of War and Peace Atlas
Author: Dan Smith,Kristin Ingstad Sandberg,Pavel Baev,Wenche Hauge,International Peace Research Institute
Publsiher: Viking Adult
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of War and Peace Atlas Book Excerpt:

Depicts the causes and consequences of modern conflict

Report

Report
Author: United States. Congress. Senate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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