Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches (BOK)

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Focusing on the technoculture of everyday life, this book attempts to zero in on the simplicity and the habitual character of the interaction between humans and material objects, which is often assumed or taken for granted. Because objects are always meaningful in the pragmatic use to which they are directed, the material world of everyday life can be seen as a technoculture of its own - one made of behaviors as simple, and yet as significant, as using a lawnmower, or decorating one's body. In discussing the unique methodological components of the ethnography of the technoculture of everyday life, this book begins a dialogue on how we can examine - from the participants' perspective - the interconnections between social agents, their technological/material practices, their material objects or technics, and their social and material environment.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forlag
Peter Lang AG
ISBN 9781433103018 Antall sider 267
Dimensjoner 16cm x 23cm x 2,1cm Vekt 410 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Phillip Vannini
Emner og form Cultural studies, Social research & statistics, Communication studies