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Author Barney, Darin David, 1966-

Title Prometheus wired : the hope for democracy in the age of network technology / Darin Barney
Published Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, [2000]


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Description ix, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary "In Prometheus Wired, Darin Barney debunks claims that a networked society will provide the infrastructure for a political revolution and shows that the resources we need for understanding and making sound judgments about this new technology are surprisingly close at hand. By looking to thinkers who grappled with the relationship of society and technology, such as Plato, Aristotle, Marx, and Heidegger, Barney critically examines such assertions about the character of digital networks." "Of interest to politicians, communicators, and anyone concerned about the future of democracy in the digital age, Prometheus Wired adds a new voice to the debate swirling around "the Net" and the ways in which it will, or will not, change our political lives."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-324) and index
Subject Democracy.
Information technology -- Political aspects.
LC no. 00023239
ISBN 0226037452 cloth alkaline paper
0226037460 paperback alkaline paper