Technology and Oligopoly Capitalism
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Technology and Oligopoly Capitalism is an important contribution to the collective understanding of how technology oligopolies are shaping America's social, economic and political reality.
Technology oligopolies are the most powerful socioeconomic entities in America. From cradle to grave, the decisions they make affect the most intimate aspects of our lives, how we work, what we eat, our health, how we communicate, what we know and believe, whom we elect, and how we relate to one another and to nature. This book examines the complexities and myriad interrelationships of technology oligopolistic power, relating them to examples and decisions in ways that have no precedent in the literature. It elucidates how and why technology oligopolies operate as they do, the dysfunctions that accompany their power, and their effects on society and nature. The critical, multidisciplinary perspective provides a systemic vision of how oligopolistic power shapes these forces and phenomena. An inclusive approach spans the spectrum of technology oligopolies and the ways in which they deploy their power.
An important reference resource, this volume is invaluable for students, researchers and authors interested in the socioeconomic dimensions of technology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Power 3. Accumulation 4. Transformation 5. Dysfunction 6. Domination 7. Techno-Oligarchy
Luis Suarez-Villa is Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology, and of Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine. Among his previous books are Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State; Globalization and Technocapitalism; and Technocapitalism.