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Open Source Agriculture, Grassroots Technology in the Digital Era, by Chris Giotitsas

This Palgrave Pivot employs the concept of open source agriculture as a new social movement, which not only advocates a specific agenda but also creates technological products under a unique technology development model. The book brings together social movement and technology theory to examine it through two in-depth case studies of open source agricultural communities. This allows for the tracing of values and interests coded within the technological artefacts the communities produce as well as their development processes. Critical theory of technology is further applied to examine the broader political economy of the development model.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. How I Researched This -- 3. Social Movements as Technology Developers -- 4. Open Source Agriculture: A Social Movement? -- 5. Technology Matters -- 6. Open Source Agriculture: An Alternative Technological Trajectory? -- 7. Beyond Open Source Agriculture
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (VII, 144 pages), 1 illustration
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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