Anthropological perspectives on technology /

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Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2001.
Description:xiv, 242 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Subject:Technology -- Social aspects.
Industries, Primitive.
Industries, Primitive.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Schiffer, Michael Brian, 1947-
ISBN:0826323693 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes:"An Amerind Foundation publication."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Anne I. Woosley
  • Preface / Michael Brian Schiffer
  • Ch. 1. Toward an Anthropology of Technology / Michael Brian Schiffer
  • Ch. 2. Beyond Art and Technology: The Anthropology of Skill / Tim Ingold
  • Ch. 3. Thought and Production: Insights of the Practitioner / Charles M. Keller
  • Ch. 4. Meaning in the Making: Agency and the Social Embodiment of Technology and Art / Marcia-Anne Dobres
  • Ch. 5. Symbols Do Not Create Meanings - Activities Do: Or, Why Symbolic Anthropology Needs the Anthropology of Technology / Bryan Pfaffenberger
  • Ch. 6. Ritual Technology in an Extranatural World / William H. Walker
  • Ch. 7. Toward an Archaeology of Needs / Richard R. Wilk
  • Ch. 8. The Design Process as a Critical Component of the Anthropology of Technology / W. David Kingery
  • Ch. 9. Understanding Artifact Variability and Change: a Behavioral Framework / James M. Skibo and Michael Brian Schiffer
  • Ch. 10. Artifice Constrained: What Determines Technological Choice? / Peter Bleed
  • Ch. 11. Building Bridges: Practice-based Ethnographies of Contemporary Technology / Lucy A. Suchman
  • Ch. 12. Coordination of Technological Practice and Representations at the Boundaries / Meredith Aronson, David Bell and Dan Vermeer
  • Ch. 13. From Sail to Steam at Sea in the Late Nineteenth Century / Richard A. Gould
  • Ch. 14. The Explanation of Long-Term Technological Change / Michael Brian Schiffer.