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Science, technology and culture

Author: David Bell
Publisher: Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2006.
Series: Issues in cultural and media studies.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bell, David, 1965 February 12-
Science, technology and culture.
Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006389194
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bell
ISBN: 0335224199 9780335224197 1280950714 9781280950711
OCLC Number: 277199480
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 159 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Contents --
Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Chapter 01 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE --
The culture bit --
Boiled eggs, visible humans and gay brains --
The anatomy of this book --
Notes --
Chapter 02 THINKING ABOUT SCIENCE AND CULTURE --
Science in/and/as society --
The science of specialness --
Weirding science --
Postmodern Science Wars --
Further reading --
Notes --
Chapter 03 THINKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE --
A fridge is being delivered --
What is technology? --
Technology in/and/as society --
Following technologies around --
Technology and everyday life --
Technologies of gender --
Thinking about technoscience --
Notes --
Chapter 04 SCREENING (AND SINGING) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY --
Science and technology at the movies --
Public understanding of science fiction --
Film theory goes to the laboratory --
Machine music --
Further reading --
Notes --
Chapter 05 THE MOON AND THE BOMB --
To infinity --
and beyond --
Space and the British imagination --
Downwind --
Further reading --
Notes --
Chapter 06 UFOLOGISTS, HOBBYISTS AND OTHER BOUNDARY WORKERS --
The trouble with boundaries --
ScienceCop --
The trouble with no boundaries --
Further reading --
Notes --
Chapter 07 PAUSE AND REWIND --
Giving good PowerPoint --
Nipped and tucked --
Notes --
Glossary of Key Terms --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Issues in cultural and media studies.
Responsibility: David Bell.
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