Education and Technology

Critical Perspectives, Possible Futures

Author: David W. Kritt,Lucien T. Winegar

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739154524

Category: Education

Page: 296

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There are numerous publications about education and technology. What is missing is a balanced appraisal of the values and cognitive skills technology promotes and those it devalues. This is important for education because the way we teach influences the way children think, and it is of more general importance for the evolution of society. If we wait until these issues are definitely resolved and have noticeable societal effects, it will inevitably be too late.

Material Agency

Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach

Author: Carl Knappett,Lambros Malafouris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387747118

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Thus far an ‘agent’ in the social sciences has always meant someone whose actions bring about change. In this volume, the editors challenge this position and examine the possibility that agency is not a solely human property. Instead, this collection of archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and material entities (a key opening a door, a speed bump raising a car) as they engage with one another.

Displaced Heritage

Responses to Disaster, Trauma, and Loss

Author: Ian Convery,Gerard Corsane,Peter Davis

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843839636

Category: History

Page: 337

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Considerations of the effect of trauma on heritage sites.

Care in Practice

On Tinkering in Clinics, Homes and Farms

Author: Annemarie Mol,Ingunn Moser,Jeannette Pols

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839414474

Category: Science

Page: 326

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In what way is »care« a matter of »tinkering«? Rather than presenting care as a (preferably »warm«) relation between human beings, the various contributions to the volume give the material world (usually cast as »cold«) a prominent place in their analysis. Thus, this book does not continue to oppose care and technology, but contributes to rethinking both in such a way that they can be analysed together. Technology is not cast as a functional tool, easy to control - it is shifting, changing, surprising and adaptable. In care practices all »things« are (and have to be) tinkered with persistently. Knowledge is fluid, too. Rather than a set of general rules, the knowledges (in the plural) relevant to care practices are as adaptable and in need of adaptation as the technologies, the bodies, the people, and the daily lives involved.

Sustaining Language

Essays in Applied Ecolinguistics

Author: Alwin Fill

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825898588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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Can language diversity be sustained on this earth? Can the resource language be used in a sustainable way? The essays in this volume address language loss in the age of globalization and discuss how language construes our view of Nature and Environment. The volume is also a plea for using an ecolinguistic perspective in school teaching Alwin Fill is professor of English Linguistics at the University of Graz (Austria). Hermine Penz is assistant Professor of English Studies at the University of Graz.

Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs

Essays in Honour of Ted Benton

Author: Ted Benton

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Bringing together some of the most eminent thinkers in the field, this book celebrates the seminal contribution of Ted Benton to such pressing themes as: realism, naturalism and the philosophy of the social sciences, the continuing relevance of Marxism, philosophical anthropology and human needs, and ecology, society and natural limits.

The Social and Cultural Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK in 2001

Experiences and Analyses

Author: Martin Döring,Brigitte Nerlich

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in the UK, during which millions of animals were culled over a nine-month period, had a devastating and long-lasting impact on individuals and communities. In 2002, the European Parliament noted that policymakers need to have a better understanding of the social and psychological impact of such events on adults and children, on farmers and non-farmers. Although many studies about FMD have been published since 2001, this is the first to offer a detailed examination of the various ways in which the outbreak affected the fabric of rural life and rural culture across classes and across generations. Drawing on the experiences of farmers, the media, artists, writers, children and churches, this collection provides a space for academic inquiry, political and poetic reflection and artistic expression.