The Anarchist in the Library by Siva Vaidhyanathan
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.

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Siva Vaidhyanathan has written for The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American-Statesman, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His work has been profiled in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian and media studies scholar who has taught at the University of Texas, Wesleyan University, and New York University. He currently is associate professor of Culture and Communication at New York University.
Published May 11, 2005 by Basic Books. 274 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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