Inside the Politics of Technology: Agency and Normativity in the Co-Production of Technology and Society

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Though the old saying claims that man is the measure of all things, the authors of" Inside the Politics of Technology "argue that the distinction implied between autonomous humans and neutral instruments of technology is an illusion. On the contrary, the technologies humans create simultaneously shape humans themselves. By means of case studies of technologies as diverse as video cameras, electric cars, pregnancy tests, and genetic screenings, this volume considers the implications of this "co-production" of technology and ...

Inside the Politics of Technology: Agency and Normativity in the Co-Production of Technology and Society 2005, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789053567562

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