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Author Horvath, Agnes

Title Divinization and Technology : the Political Anthropology of Subversion
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018

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Description 1 online resource (213 pages)
Series Contemporary Liminality Ser
Contemporary Liminality Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of contributors; Preface; Introduction: divinisation and technology -- the political anthropology of subversion; 1 Stepping into sterility: divinisation and technology; 2 Technology and the subversion of control; 3 The modern schismogenesis in European thought and politics, and the rise of the derivative self: subversion as divinizing the void; 4 The fool's subversion: technique of estrangement in Bruegel's work; 5 The subversion of subversion: critique unto infinity in the 'social' media
6 Subversion and conversion: from revolutionary communism to dissidence7 The subversion of virtuous drinking; 8 Mammon and the subversion of values: a theological analysis; 9 Neoclassical economics as a logic of subversion; Conclusion; Index
Summary This book offers a political anthropological discussion of subversion, exploring its imbrication with technological and divinization practices, and uncovering some of its particular effects on human existence, from prehistory until the contemporary age. Subversion is often romanticized as a means of opposing or undermining power in the name of supposedly universal values, yet techniques of subversion are actually deployed by people of all modern political and philosophical persuasions. With subversion having become a tool of mainstream 'power' that threatens to dominate social and political reality and so render the populace servile and subject to a generalized culture industry, Divinization and Technology examines the ways in which technology and divinization, withtheir efforts to unite with divine powers, can be brought together as modalities of subversion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Creative destruction.
Technological innovations -- Management
Economic development.
Divination.
economic development.
divination.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Agnes Horvath.
anthropology.
Bateman.
Camil F. Roman.
concepts.
contemporary.
divinisation.
divinization.
enchantment.
Foucault.
Gell.
Heidegger.
liminality.
Mumford.
political anthropology.
power.
prehistory.
schismogenesis.
social theory.
sociology.
subversion.
subversive.
Turner.
technology.
trickster.
Voegelin.
van Gennep.
Weber.
Creative destruction
Divination
Economic development
Technological innovations -- Management
Form Electronic book
Author Roman, Camil Francisc
Germain, Gilbert
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