This is an early version of a collection of resources for studying the Luddites. It takes an expansive reading of Luddism, including resources on adjacent methods of technological resistance, the history of technology and contemporary technological automation.

A great annotated Luddite library including many of the books listed below is available from: Librarian Shipreck.

A few links to online resources for starters:

contributions are welcome and can be sent to gg[at]

Title Author(s) Publisher Published
Deep Time of the Media Siegfried Zielinski MIT Press 2006
Against the Day Thomas Pynchon Jonathan Cape 2006
Blockchain Chicken Farm Xiaowei Wang Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020
Neither Settler nor Native Mahmood Mamdani Harvard University Press 2020
A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics Hadas Thier Haymarket Books 2018
Race After Technology Ruha Benjamin John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2019
Aesthetic Programming Geoff Cox, Winnie Soon Open Humanities Press 2020
Debt David Graeber Melville House 2011
Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right about Why You Hate Your Job Gavin Mueller Verso 2021
Dismantlings Matt Tierney Cornell University Press 2019
Geology of Media Jussi Parikka University of Minnesota Press 2015
Tools For Conviviality Ivan Illich Harper and Row 1973
We Are ‘Nature’ Defending Itself Isabelle Fremeaux & Jay Jordan Pluto Press 2021
The Real World of Technology (CBC Massey Lecture) Ursula M. Franklin House of Anansi Press 1999
The Solutions are Already Here Peter Gelderloos Pluto Press 2021
What is Media Archaeology? Jussi Parikka Polity Press 2012
Half-Earth Socialism Troy Vettese & Drew Pendergrass Verso Books 2022
the undersea network nicole starosielski Duke University Press 2015
Fire on the Mountain Terry Bisson PM Press 2009
Progress Without People New Technology, Unemployment, and the Message of Resistance David F. Noble Between The Lines 1995
The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House Audre Lorde Penguin Books Ltd 2017
Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization (Leonardo Books) Alexander R. Galloway MIT Press 2004
Resisting AI Dan McQuillan Bristol University Press 2022
Planetary Mine Martin Arboleda Verso Books 2020
The Truth of the Technological World Friedrich Kittler Stanford University Press 2013
The Making of the English Working Class E. P. Thompson Penguin Books Ltd 2017
Live Coding Alan F. Blackwell, Emma Cocker, Geoff Cox, Alex McLean & Thor Magnusson The MIT Press 2022
Revolution at Point Zero Silvia Federici PM Press 2012
Writings of the luddites Kevin Binfield John Hopkins University Press 2004
Reformation to Industrial Revolution Christopher Hill Verso Books 2018
Scorched Earth Jonathan Crary Verso Books 2022
Ned Ludd & Queen Mab Peter Linebaugh PM Press 2013
The Network Society Manuel Castells Edward Elgar 2004
Post-Growth Living Kate Soper Verso 2020
Albion's fatal tree : crime and society in eighteenth-century England Douglas Hay, Peter Linebaugh, John G. Rule, E.P. Thompson, Cal Winslow Random House 1975
Pedagogy of the Oppressed Freire, Paulo; Bergman Ramos, Myra; Bloomsbury Publishing 2014
Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance Peter Linebaugh PM Press 2014
Media Ecologies: Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture Matthew Fuller The MIT Press 2005
Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790–1865 Clare Midgley Routledge 2007
Palo Alto Malcolm Harris Little, Brown and Company 2023
Cobalt Red Siddharth Kara St. Martin's Publishing Group 2022
War and Cinema Paul Virilio Verso 2009
A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal Culp, Andrew; University of Minnesota Press 2022
The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind James Boyle Project Gutenberg 2008
Zeros and Ones Sadie Plant Fourth Estate 1997
Against Technology Steven E Jones Routledge 2006
When Computers Were Human David Alan Grier Princeton University Press 2005
Women in Protest 1800-1850 Malcolm I. Thomis, Jennifer Grimmett Routledge 2020
Ben o’ Bill’s, The Luddite A Yorkshire Tale Daniel Frederick Edward Sykes George Henry Walker BRUISE 2023
The Risings of the Luddites Frank Peel Routledge 2019
The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening Salomé Voegelin Bloomsbury Academic 2019
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) / A Fantastic Melodrama in Three Acts and an Epilogue Karel Čapek Doubleday 1923
Electronic Civil Disobedience and Other Unpopular Ideas Critical Art Ensemble Autonomedia 1996
The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation around the World Antony Loewenstein Verso 2023
The Machine Stops E. M. Forster Archibald Constable 1909
Mute Compulsion: A Marxist Theory of the Economic Power of Capital Søren Mau Verso 2023
Policing the Planet Jordan T. Camp & Christina Heatherton Verso Books 2016
Blood in the Machine Brian Merchant Little, Brown and Company 2023
Low power to the people : pirates, protest, and politics in FM radio activism Dunbar-Hester, Christina The MIT Press 2014
Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life Adam Greenfield Verso 2017
Re-enchanting the World Silvia Federici PM Press 2019
Empire Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri Harvard Univ Pr 2000
The Eye of the Master: A Social History of Artificial Intelligence Matteo Pasquinelli Verso 2023
Sex and Broadcasting Lorenzo W. Milam Dover Publications 2017
Fossil Capital Andreas Malm Verso Books 2016

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