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Reviewer: Anton Tornberg Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

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In this article, Christian Borsh argues that Gabriel Tarde’s sociology has experienced a revival during the last times, not the least within innovation and diffusion research. This can partly be derived from the fact that scholars increasingly are reading Tarde through a Deleuzian perspective, but also from that formulating grand theories is “no longer an [...]

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In this book Hornborg questions the notion that humanity is united in a joint development towards a more efficient technology. The common and well-established idea of technology and the functions of machines as decoupled from societal relations of exchange is, according the author, deeply flawed. Even traditional technology and innovations such as the steam engine, [...]

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Reviewer: Ruggero Rossi Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

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This book describes Wal Marts effect on the economy and on the society, as the biggest company and most influencing retailer in the world. The author shortly describes the history of the company and the values that the founder, Sam Walton, instilled to it, that can be mainly summarized in the phrase “everyday low price”. [...]

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Reviewer: Ruggero Rossi Tags: There is no tags Comments: 6

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This is a philosophical book about technology and its relationship with society. The author explains/argues that there are two main sets of theories about this topic: “instrumental theory” and “substantive theory”. The former considers technology as a tool, that can be used for different (and possibly opposed) purposes: technology is a neutral thing, it can [...]

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Reviewer: Ruggero Rossi Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

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In this book Harvey seeks to explain how the flow of capital works and how it influences the society. His approach could be considered “Marxist”, given his continuous references to Marx and the usage of Marxist categories. Nonetheless the exposition is perfectly understandable by the reader who is unaware of Marx studies, and even if [...]

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