Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches

Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches

by Phillip Vannini
     
 

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ISBN-10: 143310301X

ISBN-13: 9781433103018

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Focusing on the technoculture of everyday life, this book attempts to zero in on the simplicity and the habitual character of the interaction between humans and material objects, which is often assumed or taken for granted. Because objects are always meaningful in the pragmatic use to which they are directed, the material world of everyday life can be seen as a

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Focusing on the technoculture of everyday life, this book attempts to zero in on the simplicity and the habitual character of the interaction between humans and material objects, which is often assumed or taken for granted. Because objects are always meaningful in the pragmatic use to which they are directed, the material world of everyday life can be seen as a technoculture of its own - one made of behaviors as simple, and yet as significant, as using a lawnmower, or decorating one’s body. In discussing the unique methodological components of the ethnography of the technoculture of everyday life, this book begins a dialogue on how we can examine - from the participants’ perspective - the interconnections between social agents, their technological/material practices, their material objects or technics, and their social and material environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433103018
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Intersections in Communications and Culture Series: Global Approaches and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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