EBOOK: Technoscience and Everyday Life

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 16, 2006 - Social Science - 192 pages
Theoretically innovative and empirically wide-ranging, this book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society.

Technoscience and Everyday Life traces the multiple ways in which technoscience features in and affects the dynamics of everyday life, and explores how the everyday influences the course of technoscience. In the process, it takes account of a range of core social scientific themes: body, identity, citizenship, society, space, and time. It combines critique and microsocial analysis to develop several novel conceptual tools, and addresses key contemporary theoretical debates on posthumanism, social-material divides, process philosophy and complexity, temporality and spatiality.

The book is a major contribution to the sociology of everyday life, science and technology studies, and social theory.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Between technoscience and everyday life
1
Chapter 2 Versions of everyday life and technoscience
16
making the corporeal in everyday life
41
the micropolitics of everyday life
63
Chapter 5 Technoscience and the making of society in everyday life
87
Chapter 6 Technoscience and the enactment of everyday spatiality
109
Chapter 7 Technoscience disordering and temporality in everyday life
131
questions of technoscience everyday life and identity
152
References
162
Index
178
Back cover
187
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