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  • The Myth Gapby Alex Evans

    Transworld 2017; US$ 14.09

    Once upon a time our society was rich in stories. They united us and helped us to understand the world and ourselves. We called them myths. Today, we have a myth gap. Does that matter? Alex Evans argues powerfully and persuasively that it does. In this time of global crisis and transition? mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity, and climate... more...

  • Technologies of Consumer Laborby Michael Palm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone?s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local connection into an instance of self-service. Today, nearly... more...

  • Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanitiesby Roger Whitson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic. It is a research methodology turning history inside out to search for alternatives to the progressive technological boosterism sold to us by Silicon Valley. This book turns to steampunk's quirky temporalities to embrace diverse genealogies of the digital humanities and to unite their... more...

  • Shrinking the Technosphereby Dmitry Orlov

    New Society Publishers 2016; US$ 19.99

    Making wise individual choices about technology use may just be the way it really saves us more...

  • Internet and Emotionsby Tova Benski; Eran Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and Emotions is the fruit of an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars from the sociology of emotions... more...

  • The Race to the Intelligent Stateby Michael Connors

    Wiley 1996; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.99

    Infostructure change is technology-driven, inevitable, somewhat predictable and, on the whole, beneficial. But it will also be much more disruptive than we realise and it will change the World Order. more...

  • Reconnecting Culture, Technology and Natureby Mike Michael

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    In this exciting new book, Mike Michael uses case studies of mundane technologies such as the walking boot, the car and the TV remote control to question some of the fundamental dichotomies through which we make sense of the world. Drawing on the insights of Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway and Michel Serres, the author elaborates an innovative methodology... more...

  • Prosthetic Cultureby Celia Lury

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    In a fascinating account of how technology is altering our consciousness, Celia Lury shows how the manipulation of photographic images and ways of seeing can so redefine the relation between consciousness, the body and memory as to create a 'prosthetic culture' whose capacities both extend and threaten our humanity. We live in a society in which some... more...

  • Constructing Risk and Safety in Technological Practiceby Boel Berner; Jane Summerton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Modern technological systems entail risks and uncertainties of hitherto unknown dimensions. This book discusses the construction of risk and safety within a variety of empirical contexts where technologies and their risk are debated and handled by individuals, groups or organizations. With contributions from leading scholars from Europe and the USA,... more...

  • Technology and Financeby Morten Balling; Frank Lierman; Andy Mullineux

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Technology and Finance analyses the dramatic implications of technology for today's financial sector, for productivity growth and for monetary policy. A wide range of financial market activities are now technology driven; technology is also crucial in retail, private and corporate banking, and it has lowered entry barriers to the sector. New participants... more...