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Title:
Inventing ourselves out of jobs? : America's debate over technological unemployment, 1929-1981
Author:
Bix, Amy Sue.
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Publication Information:
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
x, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue : technology as progress? -- "Economy of a madhouse" : Entering the Depression-era debate over technological unemployment -- "Finding jobs faster than invention can take them away" : Government's role in the technological unemployment debate -- 'No power on earth can stop improved machinery" : labor's concern about displacement -- "Machinery don't eat" : displacement as a theme in Depression culture -- "The machine has been libeled" : the business community's defense -- "Innocence or guilt of science" : scientists and engineers mobilize to justify mechanization -- "What will the smug machine age do?" : Envisioning past, present, and future as America moves from Depression to war -- "Automation just killed us" : the displacement question in postwar America -- Epilogue : revisiting the technological unemployment debate.
ISBN:
9780801862441
Format :
Book