Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches - Intersections in Communications and Culture 25 (Hardback)
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Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches - Intersections in Communications and Culture 25 (Hardback)

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Hardback 253 Pages / Published: 25/02/2009
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Focusing on the technoculture of everyday life, this book attempts to zero in on the simplicity and the habitual character of the interaction between humans and material objects, which is often assumed or taken for granted. Because objects are always meaningful in the pragmatic use to which they are directed, the material world of everyday life can be seen as a technoculture of its own - one made of behaviors as simple, and yet as significant, as using a lawnmower, or decorating one's body. In discussing the unique methodological components of the ethnography of the technoculture of everyday life, this book begins a dialogue on how we can examine - from the participants' perspective - the interconnections between social agents, their technological/material practices, their material objects or technics, and their social and material environment.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433103025
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition


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"This exciting new collection of essays brings together writing by sociologists, anthropologists, and cultural and media analysts around the core theme of the materiality of everyday life. A variety of perspectives including those of technology, actor-network theory, and phenomenology are brought to bear on a range of different material stuffs that feature in ordinary lives such as screens, cars, gardens, mobile phones, and music recorders. This is a thought-provoking book that will provide inspiration and ideas for all researchers and students who are interested in the social consequences of the things that surround us." (Tim Dant, Reader in Sociology, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom)
"This exciting new collection of essays brings together writing by sociologists, anthropologists, and cultural and media analysts around the core theme of the materiality of everyday life. A variety of perspectives including those of technology, actor-network theory, and phenomenology are brought to bear on a range of different material stuffs that feature in ordinary lives such as screens, cars, gardens, mobile phones, and music recorders. This is a thought-provoking book that will provide inspiration and ideas for all researchers and students who are interested in the social consequences of the things that surround us." (Tim Dant, Reader in Sociology, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom)

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