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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.

Synopsis:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198020097
Subtitle:
Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Creator:
Leo Marx
Author:
Leo Marx
Author:
Marx, Leo
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | Literary Criticism
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
American
Subject:
United States Civilization.
Subject:
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
American Studies-General
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000224
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
414

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