Technology And Social Theory by Steve MatthewmanTechnology And Social Theory by Steve Matthewman

Technology And Social Theory

bySteve Matthewman

Paperback | September 2, 2011

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Technology is not a new development; the novelty lies in its total domination of our social lives. This book uses social theory to make sense of the growing role of technology in our lives at home, at work or at leisure. Drawing on the latest empirical work, it gives a clear sociological analysis of technology for all social science students.
STEVE MATTHEWMAN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is an established writer and teacher in Sociology, with specific interests in science and technology, social theory, cultural studies and modernity and its discontents. His most recent publications include (with Bell) Cul...
Title:Technology And Social TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:September 2, 2011Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230577571

ISBN - 13:9780230577572


Table of Contents

Theorising Technology
Marx, Modernity and the Machine
Constructing the Modern: Human-Built World
The Politics of Artefacts
The Social Construction of Technology
The Socio-Technical Construction of Society: Actor-Network Theory
Left to Our Own Devices: Subjective Machines
Objective Life: Things and Social Theory
Conclusion: We Have Always Been Posthuman

Editorial Reviews

"Matthewman's writing is clear, accessible and engaging and the text displays significant intellectual depth in providing such a rigorous, succinct and sophisticated analysis of a such wide body of literature. A useful addition to reading lists across STS, Sociology, Politics and Communications."--David Mercer, Associate Professor, Convener of Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong, Australia