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Consuming technologies : media and information in domestic spaces

Author: Roger Silverstone; Eric Hirsch
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consuming Technologies opens for analysis some crucial but rarely examined areas of social, cultural and economic life. At its core is a concern with the complex set of relationships that mark and define the place of the domestic in the modern world, and an explanation of the relationship between the domestic and public spheres as they are mediated by consumption and technology. Debate over the commodification and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Silverstone; Eric Hirsch
ISBN: 0415069904 9780415069908 0415117127 9780415117128
OCLC Number: 24907939
Description: xiii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: The mirror of technology / Marilyn Strathern --
Introduction / Roger Silverstone and Eric Hirsch --
pt. I. Conceptual and thematic issues. Information and communication technologies and the moral economy of the household / Roger Silverstone, Eric Hirsch, and David Morely ; The circuit of technology: gender, identity and power / Cynthia Cockburn ; The desire for the new: its nature and social location as presented in theories of fashion and modern consumerism / Colin Campbell --
pt. II. Information and communication technologies in the home. The shape of things to consume / Ian Miles, Alan Cawson and Leslie Haddon ; Explaining ICT consumption: the case of the home computer / Leslie Haddon ; Personal computers, gender and an institutional model of the household / Jane Wheelock ; The meaning of domestic technologies: a personal construct analysis of familial gender relations / Sonia Livingstone ; Living-room wars: new technologies, audience measurement and the tactics of television consumption / Ien Ang ; Contextualizing home computing: resources and practices / Graham Murdock, Paul Hartmann and Peggy Gray. pt. III. Appropriations. The young and the restless in Trinidad: a case of the local and the global in mass consumption / Daniel Miller ; The Amish and the telephone: resistance and reconstruction / Diane Zimmerman Umble ; Regimes of closure: the representation of cultural process in domestic consumption / Tim Putnam ; The long term and the short term of domestic consumption: an ethnographic case study / Eric Hirsch ; Postscript: revolutionary technologies and technological revolutions / Jonathan Gershuny.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Silverstone and Eric Hirsch.
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