Technical Politics: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology

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This is the first book-length study of the work of Andrew Feenberg. Feenberg is the foremost philosopher working in the field of technology studies and his work concerns the most urgent questions of our time. This book concentrates on his idea that technology design is an inherently political process and interrogates his account of the relationship between local disputes over the meanings of specific artefacts and wider changes that are necessary to move society on to more environmentally sustainable foundations. The book will be useful to anyone interested in contemporary philosophy of technology, Marxist theory, critical theory or utopianism. It will appeal to graduate students and academics working in these areas and to anyone seeking an alternative to the a-political and de-politicised analyses of technology that predominate in contemporary sociology of technology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)9781526105349
ISBN (Print)9781526105325
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2020


  • Feenberg, technology, philosophy, politics, design, socialism
  • Adorno, Marcuse, Frankfurt School


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