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The Resource Subversion, conversion, development : cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design, edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson

Subversion, conversion, development : cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design, edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson

Label
Subversion, conversion, development : cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design
Title
Subversion, conversion, development
Title remainder
cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores alternative cultural encounters with and around information technologies. These encounters are alternative because they counter dominant, Western-oriented notions of media consumption; they include media practices as forms of cultural resistance and subversion, "DIY cultures," and other nonmainstream models of technology production. The contributors -- leading thinkers in science and technology studies, anthropology, and software design -- pay special attention to the specific inflections that different cultures and communities give to the value of knowledge. The richly detailed accounts presented here challenge the dominant view of knowledge as a neutral good -- information available for representation and encoding but separated from all social relations. The chapters examine specific cases in which the forms of knowledge and cross-cultural encounters are shaping technology use and development. They consider design, use, and reuse of technological tools, including databases, GPS devices, books, and computers, in locations that range from Australia and New Guinea to Germany and the United States. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.48/34
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.S864 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leach, James
  • Wilson, Lee
Series statement
Infrastructures series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Community development
  • Internet and indigenous peoples
  • Computers and civilization
Label
Subversion, conversion, development : cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design, edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
858672612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780262027168
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)858672612
Label
Subversion, conversion, development : cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design, edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
858672612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780262027168
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)858672612

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