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Zeros and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture

by Sadie Plant

ISBN: 9781857026986 / 9781857026986


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A highly contentious, very readable and totally up-to-the-minute investigation of women?s natural relationship with modern technology, an association which, Plant argues, will trigger a new sexual revolution.

Zeros and Ones is an intelligent, provocative and accessible investigation of the intersection between women, feminism, machines and in particular, information technology. Arguing that the computer is rewriting the old conceptions of man and his world, it suggests that the telecoms revolution is also a sexual revolution which undermines the fundamental assumptions crucial to patriarchal culture. Historical, contemporary and future developments in telecommunications and in IT are interwoven with the past, present and future of feminism, women and sexual difference, and a wealth of connections, parallels and affinities between machines and women are uncovered as a result. Challenging the belief that man was ever in control of either his own agency, the planet, or his machines, this book argues it is seriously undermined by the new scientific paradigms emergent from theories of chaos, complexity and connectionism, all of which suggest that the old distinctions between man, woman, nature and technology need to be radically reassessed.

ASIN 1857026985
EAN
  • 9781857026986
Catalog Numbers
  • AL11830395
Amazon Sales Rank 809,508
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher Fourth Estate
Studio Fourth Estate
Manufacturer Fourth Estate
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 5.0 x 0.8 x 7.99 inches. Weight: 0.6 pounds
Package Dimensions 7.56 x 5.12 x 0.79 inches. Weight: 0.35 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No
 

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