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Technology & Engineering Social Aspects

Whose Brave New World?

The Information Highway and the New Economy

by (author) Heather Menzies

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Apr 1996
Social Aspects, Labor
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 1996
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In this passionate and down-to-earth book, Heather Menzies—one of Canada’s leading writers on technology and society —steers us through the jargon of the Information Highway, globalization and the Internet to grasp the moral and political issues at stake in the Brave New World of the new economy. Menzies offers positive suggestions for reviving public debate, and for a democratic renegotiation of the new economy and the Information Highway.

About the author

Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer and scholar and the author of nine books, including Whose Brave New World? and No Time. She has been awarded an honourary doctorate and the Order of Canada for her "contributions to public discourse." A mother and grandmother, a gardener and social-justice activist, Heather regularly contributes to journals and newspapers, and is in high demand as a speaker, offering a thoughtful critique of our disintegrating social fabric.

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