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Using the tools and approaches of cultural studies, David Bell provides an engaging introduction to the study of science and technology. Equipping readers with an understanding of science and technology as aspects of culture, the book encourages them to think about the roles and effects of science and technology in everyday life. Topics include: Representations of science and scientists in popular films, Contests over amateur, fringe and pseudo-science, Domestic technologies and household gender politics.

The book features numerous topical case studies, from UFOs and nuclear war to the MMR vaccine, microwave ovens, New Agers, cars running on water, low-carb diets and astrology. Science, Technology and Culture is key reading for students in cultural studies, media studies, sociology, and science and technology studies.

About the Author:
David Bell teaches Cultural Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335213269
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Issues in Cultural and Media Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bell teaches Cultural Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. His recent publications, as author or editor, include The Sexual Citizen, Cyberculture: the Key Concepts, City of Quarters, and Science, Technology and Culture.

David Bell teaches Cultural Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. His recent publications, as author or editor, include The Sexual Citizen, Cyberculture: the Key Concepts, City of Quarters, and Science, Technology and Culture.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword     vii
Acknowledgements     ix
Science, Technology...and Culture?     1
The culture bit     3
Boiled eggs, visible humans and gay brains     10
The anatomy of this book     13
Notes     16
Thinking About Science and Culture     17
Science in/and/as society     20
The science of specialness     24
Weirding science     26
Postmodern Science Wars     32
Give peace a chance     37
Further reading     37
Notes     38
Thinking About Technology and Culture     39
A fridge is being delivered     39
What is technology?     43
Technology in/and/as society     45
Following technologies around     46
Technology and everyday life     49
Technologies of gender     51
Thinking about technoscience     56
Further reading     58
Notes     58
Screening (and Singing) Science and Technology     59
Science and technology at the movies     59
Public understanding of science fiction     61
Film theory goes to thelaboratory     66
Machine music     74
Further reading     78
Notes     79
The Moon and the Bomb     80
To infinity - and beyond     85
Space and the British imagination     90
Downwind     94
Further reading     99
Notes     99
Ufologists, Hobbyists and Other Boundary Workers     101
The trouble with boundaries     102
The outer limits     107
ScienceCop     117
The trouble with no boundaries     119
Further reading     120
Notes     121
Pause and Rewind     122
Giving good PowerPoint     126
Nipped and tucked     128
Notes     129
Glossary of Key Terms     130
References     137
Index     151
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