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Technology as Magic

The Triumph of the Irrational

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Technology as Magic by Richard Stivers
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Stivers argues that our expectations of technology in society have led to the generation of a multitude of imitation technologies that function as magical practices once did. This is particularly true in the fields of psychology, management and the mass media, where their paramount purpose is human adjustment and control. Advertising and television, in particular, symbolically connect consumer goods and services to desired outcomes - the utopian goals of success, happiness and health.

Author Biography

Peter Stirk is a lecturer in Politics at the University of Durham. His previous books include Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992) and, as co-editor, An Introduction to Political Ideas (Pinter, 1995).
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
256
Dimensions
153x229x19
ISBN-13
9780826413673
Product ID
1642209

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