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Technology and Social Agency

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A very good clean copy of this soft cover book. There are no markings or annotations but the cover corners are slightly turned.

The book presents a new conceptual framework and a set of research principles with which to study and interpret technology from a phenomenological perspective. The author is explicitly concerned with studying ancient technological practices but the general concept of technology forms the centrepiece of discussion and is defined as an explicitly social, symbolic, and embodied endeavour that simultaneously brings into being both human agents and their material world. Dobres argues that, for ancient technologies and products to be fully understood, we need to appreciate the historically constituted ways in which social agency, technical knowledge and the gestural acts of artefact production and use were socially meaningful and, thus, politically charged.

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Author(s):
Dobres, Marcia-Anne
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1577181247
ISBN-13:
9781577181248
Number of pages:
300
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell

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A very good clean copy of this soft cover book. There are no markings or annotations but the cover corners are slightly turned.

The book presents a new conceptual framework and a set of research principles with which to study and interpret technology from a phenomenological perspective. The author is explicitly concerned with studying ancient technological practices but the general concept of technology forms the centrepiece of discussion and is defined as an explicitly social, symbolic, and embodied endeavour that simultaneously brings into being both human agents and their material world. Dobres argues that, for ancient technologies and products to be fully understood, we need to appreciate the historically constituted ways in which social agency, technical knowledge and the gestural acts of artefact production and use were socially meaningful and, thus, politically charged.

Author(s):
Dobres, Marcia-Anne
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1577181247
ISBN-13:
9781577181248
Number of pages:
300
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell

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