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Technology and Social Power
By Graeme Kirkpatrick

Technology and Social Power

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Technology and Social Power by Graeme Kirkpatrick

Book Description

Technology permeates almost every dimension of our lives. But who controls technological development? Can technology cause social inequality? And how will technology continue to affect lives in the digital era? Technology and Social Power provides a fresh examination of the role of technology in our society. Bringing together critical, classical and contemporary social theories, it fully examines everything you need to know about the sociology of technology. From the invention of the modern toothbrush to the design of Google, the book uses relevant examples to give useful insights into the social dimension of everyday technology. With clear definitions of key terms alongside a well-balanced approach to the most important empirical and theoretical work in the field, this book provides a clear and thorough account of the subject. Making complex ideas accessible, it is invaluable reading for all students seeking to understand the role of technology in our society today, and its likely impact in the future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403947284
ISBN-10: 1403947287
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 159mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Philosophy of Simondon by Graeme Kirkpatrick Philosophy of Simondon, Hardback (July 2013)

Simondon: An Introduction opens up the work of the influential French philosopher, Gilbert Simondon to an English-speaking audience for the first time, providing an accessible guide to students and scholars seeking a way in to Simondon's important but difficult work.

Aesthetic Theory and the Video Game by Graeme Kirkpatrick Aesthetic Theory and the Video Game, Paperback (August 2011)

This book analyses video games like Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil as aesthetic objects. Drawing on philosophical theories of art from Kant to Ranciere, it focuses on what games feel like to players and argues that their appeal can only be adequately understood by relating them to developments in contemporary art and recent cultural history.

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Author Biography - Graeme Kirkpatrick

GRAEME KIRKPATRICK is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. He has published articles on technology and society in a variety of journals. His co-edited volume, Historical Materialism and Social Evolution, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2003. He is also author of Critical Technology, which won the 2005 Philip Abrams Prize from the British Sociological Association

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