TY - BOOK ID - 31586 TI - Kulturen des Reparierens AU - Krebs, Stefan AU - Schabacher , Gabriele AU - Weber, Heike PY - 2018 SN - 9783839438602 9783839438602 9783837638608 DB - DOAB KW - Culture KW - Media KW - Sustainability KW - Repair KW - Product Durability KW - Technology KW - Economy KW - Cultural Theory KW - Sociology of Technology KW - Consumption KW - Civil Society KW - Cultural Studies KW - Kultur KW - Medien KW - Nachhaltigkeit KW - Reparatur KW - Produktlebensdauer KW - Technik KW - Wirtschaft KW - Kulturtheorie KW - Techniksoziologie KW - Konsum KW - Zivilgesellschaft KW - Kulturwissenschaft UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:31586 AB - In the 'life' of technical objects and infrastructures repair and maintenance are central practices, both economically and culturally. This book foregrounds these activities, rarely examined until now, and looks into the forms of knowledge of different cultures of repair. In the process, the expertise and political ambitions of human actors receive as much consideration as the internal dynamics of the objects themselves. The articles focus on practices such as watch or computer repair, as well as on spaces such as the home, the hospital, the Repair Cafe, and the city of the 'Global South'. In addition, the book also investigates the extent to which repair and repair-friendly design can contribute to more sustainability.