We live in a world where science and technology shape the global economy and everyday culture, where new biotechnologies are changing what we eat and how we can reproduce, and where email, mobiles and the internet have revolutionised the ways we communicate with each other and engage with the world outside us.Technoculture: The Key Concepts explores the power of scientific ideas, their impact on how we understand the natural world and how successive technological developments have influenced our attitudes to work, art, space, language and the human body. Throughout, the lively discussion of ideas is illustrated with provocative case studies - from biotech foods to life-support systems, from the Walkman and iPod to sex and cloning, from video games to military hardware. Designed to be both provocative and instructive, Technoculture: The Key Concepts outlines the place of science and technology in today's culture.
Debra Benita Shaw is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London and is author of Women, Science and Fiction: The Frankenstein Inheritance.
Introduction: Technology and Social Realities 1. Technoscience and Power 2. TechnoNature/Culture: 3. TechnoBodies 4. TechnoSpaces 5. TechnoAesthetics 6. TechnoLinguistics Conclusion Glossary Annotated Guide to Further Reading Notes Bibliography