Mechanics of work

July 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

The start of a reading list, looking at work, bodies, industry, machines and machination/mechanical process,particularly in primary industries. If you have any suggestions – please leave a comment.

  • The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature from Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature – William Cronon
  • The perception of the environment. Essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill – Tim Ingold
  • Work and the Body in Hardy and Other Nineteenth-Century Novelists – Elaine Scarry
  • Some moral and technical consequences of automation – Norbert Wiener
  • The Human use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society – Norbert Wiener
  • Industrial work and life. An anthropological reader – Mao Mollona
  • Humans, Animals, Machines Blurring Boundaries – Glen A. Mazis
  • Copying Machines: Taking Notes for the Automaton – Catherine Liu

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