Social Epistemology and Technology: Toward Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation

2016.08.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frank Scalambrino (ed.), Social Epistemology and Technology: Toward Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation,
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2016.08.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frank Scalambrino (ed.), Social Epistemology and Technology: Toward Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation, Rowman and Littlefield, 2016, 238pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781783485338. Reviewed by Shannon Vallor, Santa Clara University This anthology draws together eighteen essays under the umbrella of the concept of technological mediation -- that is, the rich variety of ways in which technology conditions (and is conditioned by) human sociality, subjectivity, knowledge production, power relations, values, and norms. This concept is well-known to most scholars working in the loose disciplinary cluster that includes STS (Science and Technology Studies), sociology of knowledge, philosophy of technology, and critical theory and media studies. Indeed, this cluster reflects the research orientations of most of the contributors. The title of the collection promises that it will develop a particular. . .

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