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The Anarchist in the Library : How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System - Siva Vaidhyanathan

The Anarchist in the Library

How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System

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"The Anarchist in the Library" is the first guide to one of the most important cultural and economic battlegrounds of our increasingly plugged-in world. Siva Vaidhyanathan draws the struggle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of the twenty-first century: anarchy or oligarchy, total freedom vs. complete control. His acclaimed book explores topics from unauthorized fan edits of "Star Wars" to terrorist organizations' reliance on "leaderless resistance," from Napster to Total Information Awareness to flash mobs.

"Erudite, eloquent, imaginative and personable all at once, The Anarchist in the Library will become not only the ur-text in an increasingly important field, but also the one that is certainly the most fun to read". Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media?"

Introductionp. ix
Public Noisesp. 1
The Ideology of Peer-to-Peerp. 15
Hacking the Currencyp. 25
The Peer-to-Peer Revolution and the Future of Musicp. 41
A Work in Progress or the Final Edit?p. 65
Imagineeringp. 81
Culture as Anarchyp. 97
The Perfect Libraryp. 115
The Anarchy and Oligarchy of Science and Mathp. 131
The Nation-State Versus Networksp. 151
The Empire Strikes Backp. 167
Conclusion: The Heartbreak of Oligarchy and Anarchyp. 185
Acknowledgmentsp. 193
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780465089857
ISBN-10: 0465089852
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.0 x 21.4  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1