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The Eclipse of the Utopias of Labor

by Rabinbach, Anson (2018)


The Eclipse of the Utopias of Labor brings together a series of essays bridging intellectual history and the history of the body tracing the shift from the eighteenth-century concept of man as machine to the late twentieth-century concept of digital organisms. The book looks at the rise and decline of "the great utopias of labor" in the first half of the twentieth century.


Eighteenth Century, Utopia, Machines, Post-Fordism, Mimetics, History, Historical Context, Historiography, Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Social Energeticism


Utopia, Modernity, German History, History of Work, Robots, Automation

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