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Author Matthewman, Steve

Title Technology and social theory / Steve Mathewman

Publ Info Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
 RWU Main Library  HM846 .M28 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HM846 .M28 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 206 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Traditions in social theory
Themes in social theory
Themes in social theory
Traditions in social theory
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- Theorizing technology -- Marx, modernity and the machine -- Constructing the modern: human-built world -- The politics of artifacts -- The social construction of technology -- The socio-technical construction of society: actor-network theory -- Left to our own devices: subjective machines -- Objective life: things and social theory -- Conclusion: we have always been posthuman
Note "Technology is not a new development; the novelty lies in its total domination of our social lives. This book uses social theory to make sense of the growing role of technology in our lives at home, at work or at leisure. Drawing on the latest empirical work, it gives a clear sociological analysis of technology for all social science students."--Publisher's website
LC subject Technology -- Sociological aspects
Technological innovations -- Social aspects
Alt Title Technology & social theory
ISBN 9780230577572