Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design - Infrastructures (Hardback)
  • Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design - Infrastructures (Hardback)
zoom

Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design - Infrastructures (Hardback)

(author of contributions,editor), (author of contributions,editor), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions)
£7.99
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 25/04/2014
  • Temporarily unavailable

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Explorations of design, use, and reuse of information technology in diverse historical and cultural contexts.

This book explores alternative cultural encounters with and around information technologies. These encounters are alternative because they counter dominant, Western-oriented notions of media consumption; they include media practices as forms of cultural resistance and subversion, "DIY cultures," and other nonmainstream models of technology production. The contributors-leading thinkers in science and technology studies, anthropology, and software design-pay special attention to the specific inflections that different cultures and communities give to the value of knowledge. The richly detailed accounts presented here challenge the dominant view of knowledge as a neutral good-information available for representation and encoding but separated from all social relations.

The chapters examine specific cases in which the forms of knowledge and cross-cultural encounters are shaping technology use and development. They consider design, use, and reuse of technological tools, including databases, GPS devices, books, and computers, in locations that range from Australia and New Guinea to Germany and the United States.

Contributors
Poline Bala, Alan Blackwell, Wade Chambers, Michael Christie, Hildegard Diemberger, Stephen Hugh-Jones, James Leach, Jerome Lewis, Dawn Nafus, Gregers Petersen, Marilyn Strathern, David Turnbull, Helen Verran, Laura Watts, Lee Wilson

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262027168
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Added to basket
Hello World
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Life 3.0
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Invisible Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback
How the Pill Changes Everything
Added to basket
Privacy is Power
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
The System
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Superintelligence
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Changing Mind
Added to basket
£18.99   £9.49
Hardback
Einstein's War
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
On the Future
Added to basket
£15.99
Hardback
Weapons of Math Destruction
Added to basket
This is Marketing
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
Digital Minimalism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.