Material Participation: Technology, the Environment and Everyday Publics

Material Participation: Technology, the Environment and Everyday Publics

by N. Marres

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Material Participation: Technology, the Environment and Everyday Publics by N. Marres

This book develops a fresh perspective on everyday forms of engagement, one that foregrounds the role of objects, technologies and settings in democracy. Examining a range of devices, from smart meters to eco-homes, the book sets out new concepts and methods for analyzing the relations between participation, innovation and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137480736
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/14/2015
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2015
Pages: 211
Sales rank: 1,282,971
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Noortje Marres is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Participation as if Things Mattered 2. The Invention of Material Publics: Returns to American Pragmatism 3. Engaging Devices: Everyday Carbon Accounting and the Cost of Involvement 4. Sustainable Living Experiments or a 'Coming Out' for the Politics of Things 5. Ecoshowhomes and the Material Politics of Experimental Variation 6. Re-distributing Problems of Participation

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