Technology Studies

by Rayvon David Fouche

Part of the Key Issues for the 21st Century Series

Technology Studies Synopsis

Technology, in its current usage, can most simply be understood to have three components: artifacts, practices, and knowledge. Artifacts are the material objects that exist in the world. Practices are the methods and techniques used to interact with artifacts and knowledge represents the underlying theoretical and conceptual paradigms that influence technology in different cultural contexts. Using these components as the framework, this four volume major work traces the intellectual, scholarly, and public evolution of technology studies and ultimately questions whether technologies are truly autonomous within the societies they inhabit and whether or not technological changes drive social changes. Rayvon David Fouche presents the evolving conceptualizations of technology to understand the ways in which technology has shaped global society. Technology Studies is part of the 'Key Issues for the 21st Century' series published by SAGE which brings together collections on those critical issues that will shape our future. This four-volume set covers: Volume 1: Conceptualizing Technology Volume 2: Theorizing Technological Change Volume 3: Politics of Technology Volume 4: Technology and Culture

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412933964
Publication date: 24th January 2008
Author: Rayvon David Fouche
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 1344 pages
Categories: Impact of science & technology on society, Technology: general issues, Social issues & processes,

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