Book SCIENCE FICTION Ultimate Collection  140  Intergalactic Adventures  Dystopian Novels  Lost World Classics   Post Apocalyptic Stories

Download or read SCIENCE FICTION Ultimate Collection 140 Intergalactic Adventures Dystopian Novels Lost World Classics Post Apocalyptic Stories PDF, written by Jules Verne and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 18410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: e-artnow presents to you this unique Sci-Fi collection with carefully picked out stories from out of space, thrilling intergalactic adventures, dystopian novels and the greatest sci-fi classics: H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Jules Verne: 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ignatius Donnelly: Caesar's Column Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Cleveland Moffett: The Conquest of America Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Edward Everett Hale: The Brick Moon Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… Francis Bacon: New Atlantis C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne: The Lost Continent Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Three Go Back

Book Sci Fi Boxed Set  10 Dystopian Novels   SF Classics

Download or read Sci Fi Boxed Set 10 Dystopian Novels SF Classics PDF, written by Edward Bellamy and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 879 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This utopian sci-fi boxed set comprises 4 novels and 6 stories from one of the genre's pioneers Edward Bellamy, including classics such as "Looking Backward: 2000–1887" and "Equality". Novels: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality Dr. Heidenhoff's Process Miss Ludington's Sister Short Stories: The Blindman's World The Cold Snap A Summer Evening's Dream With The Eyes Shut At Pinney's Ranch To Whom This May Come

Book H  G  Wells  Collected Works

    Book Details:
  • Author : H. G. Wells
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 9538 pages

Download or read H G Wells Collected Works PDF, written by H. G. Wells and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 9538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this ultimate collection of novels, short stories and essays, by the visionary author, the "father of science fiction" - H. G. Wells:_x000D_ The Time Machine_x000D_ The Undying Fire_x000D_ The War in the Air_x000D_ The War of the Worlds_x000D_ The World Set Free_x000D_ A Modern Utopia_x000D_ When the Sleeper Wakes_x000D_ Ann Veronica_x000D_ Bealby_x000D_ In the Days of the Comet_x000D_ The Chronic Argonauts_x000D_ The First Men in the Moon_x000D_ The Invisible Man_x000D_ The Island of Dr Moreau_x000D_ The New Machiavelli_x000D_ The Passionate Friends_x000D_ The Prophetic Trilogy_x000D_ The Research Magnificent_x000D_ The Sea Lady_x000D_ The Secret Places of the Heart_x000D_ The Soul of a Bishop_x000D_ Tono-bungay_x000D_ Collections of Short Stories_x000D_ Short Stories:_x000D_ A Catastrophe_x000D_ A Deal in Ostriches_x000D_ A Dream of Armageddon_x000D_ A Slip Under the Microscope_x000D_ A Story of the Days to Come_x000D_ A Story of the Stone Age_x000D_ A Tale of the Twentieth Century_x000D_ A Talk with Gryllotalpa_x000D_ How Gabriel Became Thompson_x000D_ How Pingwill Was Routed_x000D_ In the Abyss_x000D_ Le Mari Terrible_x000D_ Miss Winchelsea's Heart_x000D_ Mr. Brisher's Treasure_x000D_ Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation_x000D_ Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger_x000D_ Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland_x000D_ My First Aeroplane_x000D_ Our Little Neighbour_x000D_ Perfect Gentleman on Wheels_x000D_ Pollock and the Porroh Man_x000D_ The Empire of the Ants_x000D_ The Flying Man_x000D_ The Grisly Folk_x000D_ The Inexperienced Ghost_x000D_ The Land Ironclads_x000D_ The Lord of the Dynamos_x000D_ The Loyalty of Esau Common_x000D_ The Magic Shop_x000D_ The Man Who Could Work Miracles_x000D_ The Man with a Nose_x000D_ The Moth_x000D_ The New Accelerator_x000D_ The New Faust_x000D_ The Obliterated Man_x000D_ The Pearl of Love_x000D_ The Presence by the Fire_x000D_ The Purple Pileus_x000D_ The Rajah's Treasure_x000D_ The Reconciliation_x000D_ The Red Room_x000D_ The Sea Raiders_x000D_ The Star_x000D_ The Stolen Body_x000D_ The Story of the Last Trump_x000D_ The Story of the Stone Age_x000D_ The Temptation of Harringay_x000D_ The Thing in No. 7_x000D_ The Thumbmark_x000D_ The Treasure in the Forest_x000D_ The Wild Asses of the Devil_x000D_ Through a Window_x000D_ Under the Knife_x000D_ Walcote_x000D_ Wayde's Essence_x000D_ Essays and Articles:_x000D_ A Short History of the World_x000D_ Floor Games_x000D_ Little Wars_x000D_ New Worlds for Old_x000D_ Russia in the Shadows_x000D_ The Misery of Boots_x000D_ The Outline of History_x000D_ Zoological Retrogression_x000D_ What Is Coming_x000D_ ...

Book Media Law Through Science Fiction

Download or read Media Law Through Science Fiction PDF, written by Daxton R. Stewart and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-08-20 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Attorney and legal scholar Daxton Stewart examines the intersection of media law and science fiction, exploring the past, present, and future of communication technology and policy debates. Science fiction offers a vast array of possibilities anticipating future communication technologies and their implications on human affairs. In this book, Stewart looks at potential legal challenges presented by plausible communication technologies that may arise 20 or 50 or 100 years from today. Performing what he calls "speculative legal research," Stewart identifies the kinds of topics we should be talking about relating to speech, privacy, surveillance, and more, and considers the debates that would be likely to arise if such technologies become a reality. Featuring interviews with prominent science fiction authors and legal scholars, and a foreword by Malka Older, this book considers the speculative solutions of science fiction and their implications in law and policy scholarship. Chapters feature specific literary examples to examine how cultural awareness and policy creation are informed by fictional technology, future societies, and legal disputes. Looking forward, beyond traditional legal research and scholarship to the possible and even very likely future of communication technology, this fascinating work of speculative legal research will give students and scholars of media law, science fiction, and technology much to discuss and debate.

Book Computers and Society

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ronald M. Baecker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-04-18
  • ISBN : 0192571001
  • Pages : 512 pages

Download or read Computers and Society PDF, written by Ronald M. Baecker and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-18 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last century has seen enormous leaps in the development of digital technologies, and most aspects of modern life have changed significantly with their widespread availability and use. Technology at various scales - supercomputers, corporate networks, desktop and laptop computers, the internet, tablets, mobile phones, and processors that are hidden in everyday devices and are so small you can barely see them with the naked eye - all pervade our world in a major way. Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives is a wide-ranging and comprehensive textbook that critically assesses the global technical achievements in digital technologies and how are they are applied in media; education and learning; medicine and health; free speech, democracy, and government; and war and peace. Ronald M. Baecker reviews critical ethical issues raised by computers, such as digital inclusion, security, safety, privacy,automation, and work, and discusses social, political, and ethical controversies and choices now faced by society. Particular attention is paid to new and exciting developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.

Book Science Fiction and Anticipation

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bernard Montoneri
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2022-08-30
  • ISBN : 1666918148
  • Pages : 263 pages

Download or read Science Fiction and Anticipation PDF, written by Bernard Montoneri and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-08-30 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Anticipation focuses on American and European influential works of science fiction published between the 18th and 20th century. The book explores how writers presented in this book envisioned the future of their country, and it discusses issues such as ethics, censorship, racism, sexism, and slavery.

Book Sci Fi Box Set  140  Dystopian Novels  Novels Space Adventures  Lost World Classics   Apocalyptic Tales

Download or read Sci Fi Box Set 140 Dystopian Novels Novels Space Adventures Lost World Classics Apocalyptic Tales PDF, written by H. G. Wells and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 18430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enjoy this meticulously edited SF Collection, jam-packed with space adventures, dystopian apocalyptic tales and the greatest sci-fi classics: H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ignatius Donnelly: Caesar's Column Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: The Conquest of America Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Edward Everett Hale: The Brick Moon Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne: The Lost Continent Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Three Go Back

Book Sci Fi Ultimate Collection  140  Dystopian Novels  Space Action Adventures  Lost World Classics   Apocalyptic Tales

Download or read Sci Fi Ultimate Collection 140 Dystopian Novels Space Action Adventures Lost World Classics Apocalyptic Tales PDF, written by H. G. Wells and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2018-12-21 with total page 18430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… Hyne: The Lost Continent

Book EDWARD BELLAMY Ultimate Collection  20 Dystopian Classics  Sci Fi Series  Novels   Short Stories

Download or read EDWARD BELLAMY Ultimate Collection 20 Dystopian Classics Sci Fi Series Novels Short Stories PDF, written by Edward Bellamy and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 1319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition contains greatest works from one of pioneers of the science fiction genre, Edward Bellamy, best known for his utopian ideas of the future. Novels: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality Dr. Heidenhoff's Process Miss Ludington's Sister The Duke of Stockbridge Short Stories: The Blindman's World An Echo of Antietam The Old Folks' Party The Cold Snap Two Days' Solitary Imprisonment A Summer Evening's Dream Potts's Painless Cure A Love Story Reversed Deserted Hooking Watermelons A Positive Romance Lost With The Eyes Shut At Pinney's Ranch To Whom This May Come

Book Teaching History with Science Fiction Films

Download or read Teaching History with Science Fiction Films PDF, written by A. Bowdoin Van Riper and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume serves as a guide for teaching history with sci-fi films. In addition to covering key themes and concepts, it provides an overview of significant issues and related films, a tutorial in using film in historical methodology, user guides for 10 key sci-fi films, a model syllabus, and sample exercises and assignments for classroom use.

Book The Collected Works of H  G  Wells

Download or read The Collected Works of H G Wells PDF, written by H. G. Wells and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2017-05-14 with total page 9538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An ultimate collection of novels, short stories and essays, by the visionary author, the "father of science fiction” - H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free A Modern Utopia When the Sleeper Wakes Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop Tono-bungay Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah's Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7 The Thumbmark The Treasure in the Forest The Wild Asses of the Devil Through a Window Under the Knife Walcote Wayde's Essence Essays and Articles: A Short History of the World Floor Games Little Wars New Worlds for Old Russia in the Shadows The Misery of Boots The Outline of History Zoological Retrogression What Is Coming ...

Book The Greatest Works of Edward Bellamy  20 Dystopian Novels  Sci Fi Series   Short Stories

Download or read The Greatest Works of Edward Bellamy 20 Dystopian Novels Sci Fi Series Short Stories PDF, written by Edward Bellamy and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2018-11-02 with total page 1319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you a carefully created collection of Edward Bellamy's dystopian novels and other Sci-Fi stories. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality Dr. Heidenhoff's Process Miss Ludington's Sister The Duke of Stockbridge Short Stories: The Blindman's World An Echo of Antietam The Old Folks' Party The Cold Snap Two Days' Solitary Imprisonment A Summer Evening's Dream Potts's Painless Cure A Love Story Reversed Deserted Hooking Watermelons A Positive Romance Lost With The Eyes Shut At Pinney's Ranch To Whom This May Come

Book The Known Citizen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sarah E. Igo
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2018-05-07
  • ISBN : 0674985192
  • Pages : 592 pages

Download or read The Known Citizen PDF, written by Sarah E. Igo and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-07 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Washington Post Book of the Year Winner of the Merle Curti Award Winner of the Jacques Barzun Prize Winner of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award “A masterful study of privacy.” —Sue Halpern, New York Review of Books “Masterful (and timely)...[A] marathon trek from Victorian propriety to social media exhibitionism...Utterly original.” —Washington Post Every day, we make decisions about what to share and when, how much to expose and to whom. Securing the boundary between one’s private affairs and public identity has become an urgent task of modern life. How did privacy come to loom so large in public consciousness? Sarah Igo tracks the quest for privacy from the invention of the telegraph onward, revealing enduring debates over how Americans would—and should—be known. The Known Citizen is a penetrating historical investigation with powerful lessons for our own times, when corporations, government agencies, and data miners are tracking our every move. “A mighty effort to tell the story of modern America as a story of anxieties about privacy...Shows us that although we may feel that the threat to privacy today is unprecedented, every generation has felt that way since the introduction of the postcard.” —Louis Menand, New Yorker “Engaging and wide-ranging...Igo’s analysis of state surveillance from the New Deal through Watergate is remarkably thorough and insightful.” —The Nation

Book Science Fiction and The Abolition of Man

Download or read Science Fiction and The Abolition of Man PDF, written by Mark J. Boone and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-12-13 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis's masterpiece in ethics and the philosophy of science, warns of the danger of combining modern moral skepticism with the technological pursuit of human desires. The end result is the final destruction of human nature. From Brave New World to Star Trek, from steampunk to starships, science fiction film has considered from nearly every conceivable angle the same nexus of morality, technology, and humanity of which C. S. Lewis wrote. As a result, science fiction film has unintentionally given us stunning depictions of Lewis's terrifying vision of the future. In Science Fiction Film and the Abolition of Man, scholars of religion, philosophy, literature, and film explore the connections between sci-fi film and the three parts of Lewis's book: how sci-fi portrays "Men without Chests" incapable of responding properly to moral good, how it teaches the Tao or "The Way," and how it portrays "The Abolition of Man."

Book Literature and Politics Today  The Political Nature of Modern Fiction  Poetry  and Drama

Download or read Literature and Politics Today The Political Nature of Modern Fiction Poetry and Drama PDF, written by M. Keith Booker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

Book Work in the Digital Age

    Book Details:
  • Author : Miriam A. Cherry
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishing
  • Release : 2021-01-31
  • ISBN : 1543823289
  • Pages : 710 pages

Download or read Work in the Digital Age PDF, written by Miriam A. Cherry and published by Aspen Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-31 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first of its kind, this coursebook examines the work of the future. Work in the Digital Age: A Coursebook on Labor, Technology, and Regulation focuses on certain technologies: the platform economy and gig work, big data and people analytics, gamification, artificial intelligence and algorithmic management, blockchain technology, drones, and 3D printing. The book provides perspectives on these new and emerging technologies from employers, unions, individual workers, national courts and governments, and international organizations. Altogether, the book questions whether current systems of labor and employment regulation are adequate and appropriate to respond to these new technologies. Finally, the book examines potential policy solutions to technological unemployment including universal basic income, shorter hours, and job guarantees. The best way to shape the future of work is to create the policy changes that we wish to see now, and this book provides a blueprint for thinking about a future of work that is productive, efficient, equitable, and sustainable. Professors and student will benefit from: A focus on certain technologies: The platform economy and gig work Big data and people analytics Gamification Artificial intelligence and algorithmic management Blockchain technology Drones 3D printing Global perspectives on these new and emerging technologies from employers, unions, individual workers, national courts and governments, and international organizations Exploration of whether new systems of labor and employment regulation are necessary to better respond to these new technologies Discussion of potential policy solutions to technological unemployment including universal basic income, shorter hours, and job guarantees Notes and Questions, Problems, Exercises, and Examples, to help reinforce concepts and issues

Book Dystopia

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gregory Claeys
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-11-17
  • ISBN : 0191088617
  • Pages : 576 pages

Download or read Dystopia PDF, written by Gregory Claeys and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-11-17 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dystopia: A Natural History is the first monograph devoted to the concept of dystopia. Taking the term to encompass both a literary tradition of satirical works, mostly on totalitarianism, as well as real despotisms and societies in a state of disastrous collapse, this volume redefines the central concepts and the chronology of the genre and offers a paradigm-shifting understanding of the subject. Part One assesses the theory and prehistory of 'dystopia'. By contrast to utopia, conceived as promoting an ideal of friendship defined as 'enhanced sociability', dystopia is defined by estrangement, fear, and the proliferation of 'enemy' categories. A 'natural history' of dystopia thus concentrates upon the centrality of the passion or emotion of fear and hatred in modern despotisms. The work of Le Bon, Freud, and others is used to show how dystopian groups use such emotions. Utopia and dystopia are portrayed not as opposites, but as extremes on a spectrum of sociability, defined by a heightened form of group identity. The prehistory of the process whereby 'enemies' are demonised is explored from early conceptions of monstrosity through Christian conceptions of the devil and witchcraft, and the persecution of heresy. Part Two surveys the major dystopian moments in twentieth century despotisms, focussing in particular upon Nazi Germany, Stalinism, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Cambodia under Pol Pot. The concentration here is upon the political religion hypothesis as a key explanation for the chief excesses of communism in particular. Part Three examines literary dystopias. It commences well before the usual starting-point in the secondary literature, in anti-Jacobin writings of the 1790s. Two chapters address the main twentieth-century texts usually studied as representative of the genre, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The remainder of the section examines the evolution of the genre in the second half of the twentieth century down to the present.