Book Giveaway: The Making and Unmaking of Technological Society
Early last year a friend recommended The Making and Unmaking of Technological Society, by Auburn poli-sci professor Murray Jardine, saying, “[It’s] one the most influential books on my thinking about society, culture, and technology.” It’s had a profound effect on my thinking as well, particularly on my awareness of some basic assumptions I make from day to day.
This book is an in-depth discussion of the development of Western culture, and how we have come to what Neil Postman describes as “technopoly”, a society that is so dominated by the influence of technology that ethics and morality change to accommodate technological advancement. Heady stuff, and very enlightening.
If you have access to JSTOR, here’s a review in The Review of Politics: “No Technical Fix”
Making and Unmaking is, unfortunately, out of print, but I have two unmarked copies to give away. Enter in any or all of the following ways:
- Post a comment below
- Recommend a book
- Tweet this post with the hash #wdjgiveaway
- Post a link about the giveaway on your blog
- Like the WDtJ Facebook page
The winners will be selected at random next week.