Science, Technology And Culture

Science, Technology And Culture

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This book introduces students to cultural studies of science and technology. It equips students with an understanding of science and technology as aspects of culture, and an appreciation of the importance of thinking about science and technology from a cultural studies perspective. Individual chapters focus on topics including popular representations of science and scientists, the place of science and technology in everyday life, and the contests over amateur, fringe and pseudo-science. Each chapter includes case studies ranging from the MMR vaccine to UFOs, and from nuclear war to microwave ovens. For students in cultural studies, media studies, sociology and science and technology studies.So dim was my understanding of the Cold War that I blurred it in my mind with the less globally-threatening incident over North ... to see the full import of the shadow Ia#39;d grown up under a€” and the rather perverse experience of boysa#39; war games. ... in two books by the American photographer Michael Light a€” two publications that have become my favourite coffee table ... the iconic pairing of The Sea of Tranquillity and Bikini Atoll (for a short essay on Lighta#39;s work, see G. Thompson 2004).

Title:Science, Technology And Culture
Author:Bell, David, Hollows, Joanne
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education (UK) - 2005-11-01


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