High-Tech Fantasies: Science Parks in Society, Science and Space

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 14, 2004 - Architecture - 288 pages
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Science parks are becoming established in increasing numbers in almost all parts of the world. Promoted as places on the frontiers of science where a new breed of scientist-entrepreneur invents a new future, extolled as high-status workplaces where a new style of employee and flexible labour process is in the making, they are seen as the potential saviours of local and national economies.
High-Tech Fantasies criticises the divisive hype of science parks arguing that both the theory and practice are unproductive for the economy and for any socially progressive science and technology. Questioning responsibility, innovation and symbolism, the authors explore the mutual determination of society, science and space.

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Doreen Massey was born in Manchester, United Kingdom on January 3, 1944. She was educated at Oxford University and later received a master's degree in regional science at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career working for a thinktank, the Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), in London. Her work with CES revealed several key analysts of the contemporary British economy. When CES closed, she became a professor of geography at the Open University and worked there until her retirement in 2009. She wrote and edited numerous books during her lifetime including For Space; Space, Place and Gender; and World City. She died on March 11, 2016 at the age of 72.

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