|About the book|
Theoretically innovative and empirically wide-ranging, this book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society.
Technoscience and Everyday Life traces the multiple ways in which technoscience features in and affects the dynamics of everyday life, and explores how the everyday influences the course of technoscience. In the process, it takes account of a range of core social scientific themes: body, identity, citizenship, society, space, and time. It combines critique and microsocial analysis to develop several novel conceptual tools, and addresses key contemporary theoretical debates on posthumanism, social-material divides, process philosophy and complexity, temporality and spatiality.
The book is a major contribution to the sociology of everyday life, science and technology studies, and social theory.
|About the author|
Mike Michael is Professor of Sociology of Science and Technology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has published extensively in three main areas: Public Understanding of Science, Sociology of Biotechnology, and Sociology of Mundane Technologies.
|Table of contents|
Chapter 1. Introduction: Why do technoscience and everyday life belong together?
Chapter 2. Versions of everyday life and technoscience.
Chapter 3. Bodies: making the corporeal in everyday life.
Chapter 4. Self-identity: becoming ‘oneself’ in everyday life.
Chapter 5. Citizenship: the politics of everyday life.
Chapter 6. Society and Sociology: how society is produced by technoscience in everyday life.
Chapter 7. Space and Scale: the changing dimensions of everyday life.
Chapter 8. Time and Temporality: technoscience and patterns of dis/ordering in everyday life.
Chapter 9. Others: naming technoscience’s ‘others’ and understanding their role in everyday life.
Chapter 10. Conclusion