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Consuming Technologies: Media and Information in Domestic Spaces

Consuming Technologies: Media and Information in Domestic Spaces (Paperback, New edition)

Edited by Hirsch, Eric
Edited by Silverstone, Roger

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Consuming Technologies opens for analysis some crucial but rarely examined areas of social, cultural and economic life. At its core is a concern with the complex set of relationships that mark and define the place of the domestic in the modern world, and an explanation of the rel...ationship between the domestic and public spheres as they are mediated by consumption and technology. Debate over the commodification and privatisation of everyday life has been preoccupied with the impact of technological change on established social structures and cultural values. Yet much of the discussion has lacked any substantive empirical work on the understanding of modern industrial society: on the nature of consumption, and the contradictory significance of the domestic sphere. The contributors address these questions with a series of essays suggesting that in essence, information and communication technologies require us to see them as social and symbolic as well as material objects, crucially embedded in the structures and dynamics of our consumer culture.
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ISBN 9780415117128
Released NZ 8 Sep 1994
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780415117128
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 8 Sep 1994
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition New edition
Author(s) Edited by Hirsch, Eric
Edited by Silverstone, Roger
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Media Studies
Consumer Issues
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 303.483
Weight 431g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Technology, Social aspects
NBS Text Communication & Media
ONIX Text College/higher education