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Consuming Technologies

Media and Information in Domestic Spaces

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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 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.
Release date NZ
September 8th, 1994
Contributors
Edited by Eric Hirsch Edited by Roger Silverstone
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
256
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780415117128
Product ID
1678642

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