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Past and Present Energy Societies

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Book Series: Science Studies ISBN: 9783837619645 9783839419649 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627784 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100497
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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Abundant, salutary, problematic – energy makes history. As a symbol, resource and consumer good, it shapes technologies, politics, societies and cultural world views. Focussing on a range of energy types, from electricity and oil to bioenergy, this volume analyzes the social, cultural and political concepts and discourses of energy and their implementation and materialization within technical systems, applications, media representations and consumer practice. By examining and connecting production, mediation and consumption aspects from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, the book offers an innovative view on how energy is imagined, discussed, staged and used.

Ageing and Technology

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Book Series: Science Studies ISBN: 9783837629576 9783839429570 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101242
Subject: Social Sciences
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The booming increase of the senior population has become a social phenomenon and a challenge to our societies, and technological advances have undoubtedly contributed to improve the lives of elderly citizens in numerous aspects. In current debates on technology, however, the »human factor« is often largely ignored. The ageing individual is rather seen as a malfunctioning machine whose deficiencies must be diagnosed or as a set of limitations to be overcome by means of technological devices. This volume aims at focusing on the perspective of human beings deriving from the development and use of technology: this change of perspective – taking the human being and not technology first – may help us to become more sensitive to the ambivalences involved in the interaction between humans and technology, as well as to adapt technologies to the people that created the need for its existence, thus contributing to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

Zivile Sicherheit

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837614350 9783839414354 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839414354 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103237
Subject: Sociology
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Terrorismus, Kriminalität oder Katastrophen - Gefährdungen, Bedrohungen und Risiken heterogener Herkunft werden zunehmend 'auf einer Linie' gedacht. Diese unter dem Schlagwort "Zivile Sicherheit" firmierende Rationalität ist zu einem Kernkonzept sicherheitspolitischer Strategie avanciert. Der Band nimmt Fragen nach den Voraussetzungen, Bedeutungen und Folgen dieser Sicherheitsstrategie auf. Aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Perspektiven werden grundlegende Aspekte der Konstitution und des Wandels im Sicherheitsbewusstsein, der Transformation der Sicherheitsarchitektur sowie der Ambivalenzen einer Technisierung von Sicherheit dargelegt und kritisch diskutiert.

Organisation im soziotechnischen Gemenge

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Book Series: Edition Medienwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839437841 9783837637847 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.14361/9783839437841 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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How do media and technologies structure our daily working lives? An organisational-sociological study.

Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung

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Book Series: Locating Media/Situierte Medien ISBN: 9783839431269 9783837631265 9783732831265 Year: Pages: 536 DOI: 10.14361/9783839431269 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Media and communication
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Susan Leigh Star's (1954-2010) research encompasses aspects of infrastructural and social theory, knowledge ecologies, feminism and theories of marginality. For the first time, this volume introduces the American science and technology sociologist's most important writings in German. Her texts on border objects, marginality, infrastructures and standards are commented upon by academics and scientists in these fields, and analyzed for their relevance to media studies. With commentaries by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Cora Bender, Ulrike Bergermann, Monika Dommann, Christine Hanke, Bernhard Nett, Jörg Potthast, Gabriele Schabacher, Cornelius Schubert, Erhard Schüttpelz and Jörg Strübing.

Gender in Science and Technology

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ISBN: 9783837624342 Year: Pages: 244 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_463250 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 103
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What role does gender play in scientific research and the development of new technologies? This book provides methodological expertise, research experiences and empirical findings in the dynamic field of Science and Technology Studies. Topics range from the design of information and communication technologies, epistemologies of biology and history of chemistry to teaching mathematics and professional processes in engineering.

Algorithmuskulturen -- Über die rechnerische Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839438008 9783837638004 9783732838004 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.14361/9783839438008 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: OGeSoMo
Subject: Social Sciences
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High frequency trading, Google ranking, filter bubble – just three topical examples of the power of algorithms. This title presents a collection of contributions that deal with the historical emergence and wide distribution of algorithms that can be found in various aspects of social life today. They focus on the correlations between algorithmic and non-algorithmic actors and their significance for our daily lives and our social relationships and follow up on the mechanisms with which algorithms – products of a specific global access – frame reality while organizing the way how humans thinks about society. The contributions include case studies on social media, advertising and evaluation but also on mobile safety infrastructures, such as drones.

Verhaltensdesign

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839442067 9783837642063 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.14361/9783839442067 Language: German
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Subject: Media and communication
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Whether neo-cybernetics, group therapy or environmental protection: an aesthetic-literary and political genealogy of popular education and government programs during the Cold War.&#xD;

Kulturen des Reparierens

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839438602 9783839438602 9783837638608 Year: Pages: 410 DOI: 10.14361/9783839438602 Language: German
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Subject: Social Sciences
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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.&#xD;

Performing the Digital

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Book Series: Digitale Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783837633559 9783839433553 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627661 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100580
Subject: Media and communication
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How is performativity shaped by digital media – and how do performance practices themselves reflect and alter techno-social configurations? Performing the Digital inquires into the technological terms and conditions of performance and performance studies, and maps and theorizes the registers of performance at work in digital cultures. The contributions range from the performativity of algorithms and digital devices to the modulation of affect, atmospheres and the body; from performing cities, protest, organization and the economy to the scholarly performances of research.

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