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

High-Tech Fantasies

Science Parks in Society, Science and Space

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Published: 5th December 1991
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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.

The Issues
Science Parks in Their Own Terms
Scientific and Technological Divisions of Labour
On the Park - A Vision of the Future of Work?
Science Parks and Social Structure
Science Parks and Local Economies
Science Parks and the Public Purse
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780415013390
ISBN-10: 0415013399
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th December 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1