The Threat of Technocapitalism: A New Book by Luis Suarez-Villa

This note from Tony Zaragoza:

A new book, Technocapitalism: A Critical Perspective on Technological Innovation and Corporatism (by Luis Suarez-Villa) published by Temple University Press, addresses the emergence of a new form of capitalism, grounded in technology and science and in corporate power, from the perspective of

Luis Suarez-Villa

radical political economy.  Among its many features, it deciphers the common threads of power and organization that drive the corporatization of new technology sectors, such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmacology, biomedicine, the social pathologies their corporatization creates, and how a new reality is being imposed that may influence most every aspect of human existence in the twenty-first century.

Here, taken from the Temple U. Press site, is a quote from Robert McChesney about the book:

“In an era when technology is routinely treated as magical and liberatory, Luis Suarez-Villa has written the long overdue and necessary antidote to such flabby analysis and ludicrous self-congratulation. Technocapitalism is an outstanding book that should be read by all students, scholars and citizens who need to understand technology in the real world of capitalism and corporate power rather than the fairy tale world of the upper-middle class individuals doing their own thing in the sacred free marketplace. Our species faces extraordinarily serious issues in the coming generation, and an honest assessment of the political and economic forces around us is the necessary place to begin.”
—Robert W. McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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