Children, Technology and Culture

Author: Ian Hutchby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136365447

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Childhood is increasingly saturated by technology: from television to the Internet, video games to 'video nasties', camcorders to personal computers. Children, Technology and Culture looks at the interplay of children and technology which poses critical questions for how we understand the nature of childhood in late modern society. This collection brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to address the following four aspects of this relationship between children and technology: *children's access to technologies and the implications for social relationships *the structural contexts of children's engagement with technologies with a focus on gender and the family *the situatedness of children's interactions with technological objects *the constitution of children and childhood through the mediations of technology _ This book represents a substantial contribution to contemporary social scientific thinking both about the nature of children and childhood, the social impacts of technologies and the various relationships between the two.
Culture + Technology

Author: Jennifer Daryl Slack

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820450073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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"Culture + Technology is an essential guide to the fascinating history of these debates, and offers new perspectives that give readers the tools they need to make informed decisions about the role of technology in our lives. In clear and compelling language, Slack and Wise untangle and expose the cultural assumptions that underlie our thinking about technology, stories so deeply held we often don't recognize their influence. The book considers the perceived inevitability of technological advance and our myths about progress. It also looks at sources of resistance to these stories from the Luddites of the 19th century to the Unabomber in our own time. Slack and Wise help readers sift through the confusions about culture and technology that arise in their own everyday lives."--BOOK JACKET.
Technology, Culture and Competitiveness

Author: Christopher Farrands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134765638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The first volume in a major new series, this book will be an essential read for all those who need to deal with the causes and consequences of rapid technological change in an increasingly globalized world, whether they be government policy-makers, managers of multi-national corporations, commentators on the international scene or specialists in and students of international politics, economics and business studies. The authors discuss three related areas: * How do we think about technology and international relations/international political economy? How does technology relate to competitiveness? How does it inlfuence our culture and how is it influenced by it? * In what sense is technology a fundamental component of national competitive advantage and what ought national, local and corporate policy to be in the light of this? * What is the relationship between technological innovation and global political and economic change? Technology is discussed not just in an instrumental sense - as a tool of power and an object of policy - but equally in a transcendental sense - as a key to shaping and structuring how we understand and interpret reality. The final section of the book presents case studies of three core sectors of the world political economy, finance , aviation and automobiles.
Cultural Technologies

Author: Göran Bolin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415893114

Category: History

Page: 209

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The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology. Within the chapters of the book cultures of technology and cultural technologies are discussed, focussing on a variety of examples, from varied national contexts. The book brings together internationally recognised scholars from the social sciences and humanities, covering diverse themes such as intellectual property, server farms and search engines, cultural technologies and epistemology, virtual embassies, surveillance, peer-to-peer file-sharing, sound media and nostalgia and much more. It contains both historical and contemporary analyses of technological phenomena as well as epistemological discussions on the uses of technology.
Culture, Learning, and Technology

Author: Angela D. Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317400905

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice provides readers with an overview of the research on culture, learning, and technology (CLT) and introduces the concept of culture-related theoretical frameworks. In 13 chapters, the book explores the theoretical and philosophical views of CLT, presents research studies that examine various aspects of CLT, and showcases projects that employ best practices in CLT. Written for researchers and students in the fields of Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and the Learning Sciences, this volume represents a broad conceptualization of CLT and encompasses a variety of settings. As the first significant collection of research in this emerging field of study, Culture, Learning, and Technology overflows with new insights into the increasing role of technology use across all levels of education.
Digitalization of Culture Through Technology

Author: Deepanjali Mishra

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000771947

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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In the era of digitalization, the world has shrunk and has succeeded in bringing people closer than expected. It has provided a social platform which enables people to interact with an individual, group of users anywhere irrespective of time. It has assisted in various academic, non academic as well as social activities which has made lives more easier. Various researches have been conducted that explored the versatile use of the Internet by the language communities and there has been growing research with various strands based on the possibilities of new technologies for the revitalization as well as for the documentation and preservation of cultures. Digitalization could indeed be the best possible methodology to revive the indigenous culture and folk traditions and practices all over the world and would be useful to demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. This volume brings out the contributions of renowned researchers, academicians and folklorists across the globe. It will be a resource to all researchers, linguistics and learners in the field of Digitalization of Cultural Studies.
Technology, Culture, Family

Author: E. Silva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230297029

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This book examines connections between personal, relational and material matters in everyday life in the context of broader and long standing social problems. It explores the connections between mundane practices in the reproduction of our bodies and our relations with those we live with, and the technological practices that inform daily life.
Technology, Culture and Communication

Author: Jonathan Savage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415620307

Category: Education

Page: 146

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The media has a huge impact on how we view society and the world, and new technologies continue to transform the way in which we work and learn. It is therefore essential that young people can engage critically in their consumption of media and the internet and are able to make informed decisions about the technologies they use. This book explores the broad contexts and ideas that technology facilitates in our culture and considers what this means for teachers in practice. It aims to help you develop your understanding about, and pedagogy with, technology and includes: the implications of new media and technology on twenty-first century education; guidance on choosing and using digital technologies and how these affect the educational opportunities for young people; a consideration of students' critical and creative thinking with digital media and their confidence and autonomy in digital consumption and production; references to recent research to support practice; Links to resources and organisations who can offer support. Technology has a crucial role to play in processes of teaching and learning. This book is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers that wish to use a range of technological tools to form a dynamic and creative learning environment.