Digital Detachment: How Computer Culture Undermines Democracy

Chet A Bowers

  • 出版商: Routledge
  • 出版日期: 2016-02-11
  • 定價: USD $34.95
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 140
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1138186864
  • ISBN-13: 9781138186866

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產品描述

The digital revolution is changing the world in ecologically unsustainable ways: (1) it increases the economic and political power of the elites controlling and interpreting the data; (2) it is based on the deep assumptions of market liberalism that do not recognize environmental limits; (3) it undermines face-to-face and context-specific forms of knowledge; (4) it undermines awareness of the metaphorical nature of language; (5) its promoters are driven by the myth of progress and thus ignore important cultural traditions of the cultural commons that are being lost; and (6) it both by-passes the democratic process and colonizes other cultures. This book provides an in-depth examination of these phenomena and connects them to questions of educational reform in the US and beyond.