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The Resource From newspeak to cyberspeak : a history of Soviet cybernetics, Slava Gerovitch

From newspeak to cyberspeak : a history of Soviet cybernetics, Slava Gerovitch

Label
From newspeak to cyberspeak : a history of Soviet cybernetics
Title
From newspeak to cyberspeak
Title remainder
a history of Soviet cybernetics
Statement of responsibility
Slava Gerovitch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Slava Gerovitch argues that Soviet cybernetics was not just an intellectual trend but a social movement for radical reform in science and society as a whole. Followers of cybernetics viewed computer simulation as a universal method of problem solving and the language of cybernetics as a language of objectivity and truth. With this new objectivity, they challenged the existing order of things in economics and politics as well as in science.The history of Soviet cybernetics followed a curious arc. In the 1950s it was labeled a reactionary pseudoscience and a weapon of imperialist ideology. With the arrival of Khrushchev's political "thaw," however, it was seen as an innocent victim of political oppression, and it evolved into a movement for radical reform of the Stalinist system of science. In the early 1960s it was hailed as "science in the service of communism," but by the end of the decade it had turned into a shallow fashionable trend. Using extensive new archival materials, Gerovitch argues that these fluctuating attitudes reflected profound changes in scientific language and research methodology across disciplines, in power relations within the scientific community, and in the political role of scientists and engineers in Soviet society. His detailed analysis of scientific discourse shows how the Newspeak of the late Stalinist period and the Cyberspeak that challenged it eventually blended into "CyberNewspeak."
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerovitch, Slava
Dewey number
003/.5/0947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q305
LC item number
.G47 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cybernetics
  • COMPUTERS
  • Cybernetics
  • Soviet Union
  • Cybernetica
  • Automatisering
  • Sovjet-Unie
Label
From newspeak to cyberspeak : a history of Soviet cybernetics, Slava Gerovitch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-359) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52290226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 369 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262273688
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3137
  • 9780262273688
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52290226
Label
From newspeak to cyberspeak : a history of Soviet cybernetics, Slava Gerovitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-359) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52290226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 369 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262273688
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3137
  • 9780262273688
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52290226

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