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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.

Kulturen des Reparierens

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839438602 9783839438602 9783837638608 Year: Pages: 410 DOI: 10.14361/9783839438602 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
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.

Lean und agil im Büro -- Neue Organisationskonzepte in der digitalen Transformation und ihre Folgen für die Angestellten

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Book Series: Forschung aus der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung ISBN: 9783839442470 9783837642476 Year: Pages: 226 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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The office work is being completely reorganized in the current digital transformation. Central to this are concepts such as »lean production« and »agile methods«. The book shows the implications of this development for the workforce of employees through case studies from the areas of software development, engineering, metal and electrical industry. A fundamental change in employee work with an uncertain outcome is discernible. Is office work on the digital assembly line or a departure into a new humanization of the world of work? The book provides answers to these questions and shows that the result of development depends on our conscious design.

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