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Author Matthewman, Steve.
Title Technology and social theory / Steve Mathewman.
Published Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Book Cover
 Floor2  HM846 .M28 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 206 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Themes in social theory.
Traditions in social theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Theorising technology -- Marx, modernity and the machine -- Constructing the modern: human-built world -- The politics of artefacts -- The social construction of technology -- The socio-technical construction of society: actor-network -- Theory left to our own devices: subjective machines -- Objective life: things and social theory -- Conclusion: we have always been posthuman.
Summary "Technology is not a new development; the novelty lies in its total domination of our social lives. This book uses social theory to make sense of the growing role of technology in our lives at home, at work or at leisure. Drawing on the latest empirical work, it gives a clear sociological analysis of technology for all social science students."--Publisher's website.
Subject Technology -- Sociological aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Cover Title Technology & social theory
ISBN 0230577563
OCLC number 713185485