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Coupaye, Ludovic; (2022) Technology. In: De Cunzo, Lu Ann and Dann Roeber, Catharine, (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Material Culture Studies. (pp. 436-468). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

As a domain of enquiry within the study of material culture, “technology” occupies a very paradoxical place. It is at the same time pervasive, infusing subfields such as design, art, infrastructure, or the digital, and yet it is conspicuously absent as a distinct topic compared to, for instance, religion, art, or consumption. This chapter explores the history of thinking surrounding the concept of “technology” and its components of technical activities, objects, and systems.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Technology
ISBN-13: 9781108622639
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/9781108622639.018
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108622639.018
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Technology, Agency, Representation, Embodiment, Design, Systems, Networks, Anthropology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10189582
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