STS.444 Technology and Self: Things and Thinking
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.444 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. Turkle.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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