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High-Tech Fantasies By Doreen Massey

High-Tech Fantasies by Doreen Massey

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Goes beyond the normal "policy evaluation" to examine the underlying assumptions which science parks embody about science and society and their relation to space and geographical uneven development.

High-Tech Fantasies Summary

High-Tech Fantasies: Science Parks in Society, Science and Space by Doreen Massey

Science parks are becoming established in increasing numbers in almost all parts of the world. Promoted as places on the frontiers of science where a new breed of scientist-entrepreneur invents a new future, extolled as high-status workplaces where a new style of employee and flexible labour process is in the making, they are seen as the potential saviours of local and national economies.
High-Tech Fantasies criticises the divisive hype of science parks arguing that both the theory and practice are unproductive for the economy and for any socially progressive science and technology. Questioning responsibility, innovation and symbolism, the authors explore the mutual determination of society, science and space.

Table of Contents

1. The Issues 2. Science Parks in Their Own Terms 3. Scientific and Technological Divisions of Labour 4. On the Park - A Vision of the Future of Work? 5. Science Parks and Social Structure 6. Science Parks and Local Economies 7. Science Parks and the Public Purse 8. Conclusions

Additional information

GOR006349633
9780415013390
0415013399
High-Tech Fantasies: Science Parks in Society, Science and Space by Doreen Massey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1991-12-05
284
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