STS.044 Technology and Self: Things and Thinking


Class Info

Explores emotional and intellectual impact of objects. The growing literature on cognition and "things" cuts across anthropology, history, social theory, literature, sociology, and psychology and is of great relevance to science students. Examines the range of theories, from Mary Douglas in anthropology to D. W. Winnicott in psychoanalytic thinking, that underlies "thing" or "object" analysis. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 15; no listeners.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.044 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by S. Turkle.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in E51-061.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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