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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.

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.

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.

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
Publisher: transcript Verlag
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
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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.

Social Media in der Arbeitswelt

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Book Series: Forschung aus der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung ISBN: 9783839434086 9783839434086 9783837634082 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.14361/9783839434086 Language: German
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Subject: Sociology
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»Enterprise 2.0«: how are working conditions, demands and employee consultation changing through the use of social media within businesses?

Fremde Galaxien und abstrakte Welten

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Book Series: Science Studies ISBN: 9783839443576 9783837643572 Year: Pages: 488 DOI: 10.14361/9783839443576 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Science (General)
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How does open access change science as social practice? By answering that question, this innovative book provides sociology of science with a new subject: information infrastructure research.

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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