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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21A.340J (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Technology and Culture 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Anthropology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Stefan Helmreich 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21A.340J / STS.075J Technology and Culture



    Fall 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features an extensive list of readings and outlines of lecture notes.


    Course Description


    This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to capitalist Massachusetts. We will be interested in whether technology has produced a better world, and for whom.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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