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Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Matt Tierney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

“For the master's tools,” the poet Audre Lorde wrote, “will never dismantle the master's house.” This book is a study of literary, political, and philosophical critiques of the utopian claims about ... More


Introduction: For the Sake of Survival

Matt Tierney

in Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter introduces critical and literary tools for prying apart presumptions about the centrality of technology to culture. It talks about what thinking can do and what it tried to do in order ... More


Luddism

Matt Tierney

in Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explains why Luddism is a metaphor that threads through the Long Seventies in the work of poets, activists, and thinkers, each of whom applies literature to the task of dismantling the ... More


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