Technology and Social Agency: Outlining a Practice Framework for Archaeology / Edition 1

Technology and Social Agency: Outlining a Practice Framework for Archaeology / Edition 1

by Marcia-Anne Dobres
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1577181247

ISBN-13: 9781577181248

Pub. Date: 06/10/2008

Publisher: Wiley

The book presents a new conceptual framework and a set of research principles with which to study and interpret technology from a phenomenological perspective.

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The book presents a new conceptual framework and a set of research principles with which to study and interpret technology from a phenomenological perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577181248
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/2008
Series:
Social Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Of Black Boxes and Matters Material: The State of Things.

2. Deconstructing the Black Box: Some Philosophical and Historical Reflections on the Logos Tekhne.

3. Prying Open the Black Box: Philosophical Insights on Technology and Being.

4. A Synoptic Approach to Technology: Conceptual Contours of a Practice Framework.

5. Social Agency and Practice: The Heart and Soul of Technology.

6. Engendering the Chaine Operatoire: Methodological Issues.

7. A Future for Technology's Pasts.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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