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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2015|
|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 Contents1. 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