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Culture and Technology: A Primer
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Peter Lang Pub Inc
Publication date December 17, 2014
Pages 269
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781433107757
ISBN-10 1433107759
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $46.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From mobile phones to surveillance cameras, from fracking to genetically modified food, we live in an age of intense debate about technology’s place in our culture. Culture and Technology is an essential guide to that debate and its fascinating history. It is a primer for beginners and an invaluable resource for those deeply committed to understanding the new digital culture. The award-winning first edition (2005) has been comprehensively updated to incorporate new technologies and contemporary theories about them. Slack and Wise untangle and expose cultural assumptions that underlie our thinking about technology, stories so deeply held we often don’t recognize their influence. The book considers the perceived inevitability of technological progress, the role of control and convenience, and the very sense of what technology is. It considers resistance to dominant stories by Luddites, the Unabomber, and the alternative technology movement. Most important, it builds an alternative, cultural studies approach for engaging technological culture, one that considers politics, economics, space, time, identity, and change. After all, what we think and what we do make a difference.

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With J. MacGregor Wise | 2 edition from Peter Lang Pub Inc (December 17, 2014)
9781433107757 | details & prices | 269 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $46.95
About: From mobile phones to surveillance cameras, from fracking to genetically modified food, we live in an age of intense debate about technology’s place in our culture.

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