Technoscience and Everyday Life: The Complex Simplicities of the Mudane

Technoscience and Everyday Life: The Complex Simplicities of the Mudane

by Mike Michael
     
 

Theoretically innovative and empirically wide-ranging, this book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it Notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society.See more details below

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Theoretically innovative and empirically wide-ranging, this book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it Notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society.

Technoscience and Everyday Life traces the multiple ways in which technoscience features in and affects the dynamics of everyday life, and explores how the everyday influences the course of technoscience. In the process, it takes account of a range of core social scientific themes: body, identity, citizenship, society, space, and time. It combines critique and microsocial analysis to develop several novel conceptual tools, and addresses key contemporary theoretical debates on posthumanism, social-material divides, process philosophy and complexity, temporality and spatiality. The book is a major contribution to the sociology of everyday life, science and technology studies, and social theory.

About the Author:
Mike Michael is Professor of Sociology of Science and Technology at the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335217052
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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