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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

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For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define--and continues to give depth to--the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the "pastoral" and "progressive" ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society.

This new edition is appearing in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Marx's classic text. It features a new afterword by the author on the process of writing this pioneering book, a work that all but founded the discipline now called American Studies.

About the Author

Leo Marx is Professor Emeritus of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195133516
Author:
Marx, Leo
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Leo
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | Literary Criticism
Subject:
American
Subject:
United States Civilization.
Subject:
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Liter.
Subject:
ature/English | American Literature | Literary Criticism
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 illus.
Pages:
430
Dimensions:
8.28x5.36x.82 in. .76 lbs.

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