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Consuming Technologies : Media and Information in Domestic Spaces - Eric Hirsch

Consuming Technologies

Media and Information in Domestic Spaces

By: Eric Hirsch (Editor), Roger Silverstone (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1992
ISBN: 9780415069908
Number Of Pages: 256

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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 relationship between the domestic and public spheres as they are mediated by consumption and technology.
Debate over the commodification and privatization 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 in a series of essays, suggesting that in essence, information and communications technologies require us to see them as social and symbolic as well as material objects, crucially embeddded in the structures and dynamics of our consumer culture.

Contributors
Ien Ang
Colin Campbell
Cynthia Cockburn
Jonathan Gershuny
Sonia Livingstone
Ian Miles
Daniel Miller
David Morley
Grahame Murdock
Tim Putnam
Marilyn Strathern
Diane Zimmerman Umble
Jane Wheelock
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ISBN: 9780415069908
ISBN-10: 0415069904
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1