Levine (2013). The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves.

“Arthur Young, a popular writer and economic thinker respected by John Stuart Mill, wrote in 1771: ‘everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.'” (¶15)

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Ellul (1964). Front matter. (The Technological Society.)

“… the challenge is not to scholars and university professors, but to all of us. … While waiting for the specialists to get on with their work on behalf of society, each of us, in his own life, must seek ways of resisting and transcending technological determinants.” (p xxxii)

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Marcuse (1991). The New Forms of Control. (One-Dimensional Man.)

“The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment. The very mechanism which ties the individual to his society has changed, and social control is anchored in the new needs which it has produced.” (p 11)

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Kellner (1991). Introduction to the Second Edition. (One-Dimensional Man.)

“The book contains a theory of ‘advanced industrial society’ that describes how changes in production, consumption, culture, and thought have produced an advanced state of conformity in which the production of needs and aspirations by the prevailing societal apparatus integrates individuals into the established societies. Marcuse describes what has become known as the ‘technological society,’ in which technology restructures labor and leisure, influencing life from the organization of labor to modes of thought. He also describes the mechanisms through which consumer capitalism integrates individuals into its world of thought and behavior.” (p xii)

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Potts & Brown (2005). Becoming an Anti-Oppressive Researcher.

“Therefore, anti-oppressive research is not a process to discover knowledge, but a political process to co-create and rediscover knowledge. Through anti-oppressive research, we construct emancipatory, liberatory knowledge that can be acted on, by, and in the interests of the marginalized and oppressed.” (p 261-262)

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