SUBVERSIVE RATIONALIZATION: TECHNOLOGY, POWER AND DEMOCRACY 1

@article{Feenberg1992SUBVERSIVERT,
  title={SUBVERSIVE RATIONALIZATION: TECHNOLOGY, POWER AND DEMOCRACY 1},
  author={A. Feenberg},
  journal={Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines},
  year={1992},
  volume={35},
  pages={301-322}
}
  • A. Feenberg
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines
This paper argues, against technological and economic determinism, that the dominant model of industrial society is politically contingent. The idea that technical decisions are significantly constrained by ‘rationality’ ‐ either technical or economic ‐ is shown to be groundless. Constructivist and hermeneutic approaches to technology show that modern societies are inherently available for a different type of development in a different cultural framework. It is possible that, in the future… Expand
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