The publication of a new edition of the classic WORK on Huddersfield Luddism
and its BACKGROUND, Liberty or Death, written by Lesley and her co-author Alan BrooKe, was the Local History Society''s main contribution to the Luddite bicentenary.
A pair of chapters discusses feminist and non-western approaches to the philosophy of technology, followed by treatment of anti-technological ideologies such as Romanticism and Luddism
At one period Luddism
prevailed; at another, machine breaking; at successive periods the Trade Unions have endeavoured in strikes, by hired bands of ruffians, and by assassination, to sustain the rate of wages above that determined by the natural laws of trade; panics have been excited among the working classes, and severe runs upon the Savings' Banks effected from time to time.
Such linguistic Luddism
is clearly a deliberate tactic.
Reluctance to embrace online courses has deeper philosophical roots than mere Luddism
But CBI North director Steve Rankin said: "This almost smacks of the Luddism
of the 19th Century.
Shutting down P2Ps amounts to Luddism
, (185) and allowing them to go unchecked is anarchic.
The latest work on Luddism
, as both broadly and narrowly defined, reveals a similarly complex story.
gradually spread to Nottingham, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.
in its early days was about jobs, today it is largely about other things.
The low esteem in which many of my colleagues hold electronic publication derives in part from these failed ventures, not just the Luddism
Chris Haskins drew on his considerable experience of food matters to warn that if industry and government do not rebuild their credibility with the public, fantasy voices will prevail, scientific Luddism
may become the order of the day, and the socially excluded poor of the world will be sacrificed to the affluent agenda of the neurotic classes of the West.