The Resource Technology and cultural tectonics : shifting values and meanings, F. Allan Hanson

Technology and cultural tectonics : shifting values and meanings, F. Allan Hanson

Label
Technology and cultural tectonics : shifting values and meanings
Title
Technology and cultural tectonics
Title remainder
shifting values and meanings
Statement of responsibility
F. Allan Hanson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is a uniquely original assessment of the consequences of recent technologies for the conventional meanings, shared values and symbols that constitute culture. As with the geological shifts generated by the earth's tectonic plates, technologies produce novel and sometimes jarring realignments among cultural institutions. Lucid prose featuring vivid examples and insightful analysis describes how contemporary reproductive, medical, genetic, and information technologies forge unprecedented family relationships, produce a new mode of thinking based on the confluence of artificial and human intelligence, and reconfigure conventional scales of time and space. Taken together, they redefine what it is to be human"--
  • What impact has technology had on cultural meanings, values, and symbols? This anthropological exploration shows how technologies produce novel and sometimes jarring realignments among cultural institutions. Contemporary reproductive, medical, genetic, and information technologies forge unprecedented family relationships, produce a new mode of thinking based on the confluence of artificial and human intelligence, and reconfigure conventional scales of time and space. Taken together, they redefine what it is to be human
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.H356 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Technology and cultural tectonics : shifting values and meanings, F. Allan Hanson
Publication
Note
Includes index
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unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Technological Society -- 2. Honor Thy Father(s) and Thy Mother(s) -- 3. All in the Family -- 4. Prenatal Testing and its Discontents -- 5. The Frozen and the Dead -- 6. Time and Identity -- 7. Thinking in a New Key -- 8. Scales of Time and Space -- 9. Expansions
Control code
ocn858872313
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137338365
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
673173
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not applicable
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.b29809149
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858872313
  • palgrave1137338369

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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