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Technological mediation in sociocultural context : a case study of the Sangul mechanized water system

Mpuan, Peter Binipom (2015) Technological mediation in sociocultural context : a case study of the Sangul mechanized water system.

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Abstract:The introduction of the concept of mediation in postphenomenological research has brought about a reconceptualization of human-technology relationships showing marked differences from the instrumentalist and determinist conceptualizations of technology. However, technological mediation research largely remains focused on the individual experiences leaving a gap in knowledge about the intersubjective experiences of technology in sociocultural contexts. From the perspective of the Sangul community in Ghana whose inhabitants are beneficiaries of a Mechanized Water System in a social development programme, I analyze the relations between the technology and the people and its impact on how they organize their daily lives and how they experience their world. I propose “technoformation” as a new construct which explains how the relations between people and technology co-shapes their perceptions and practices in a sociocultural contexts.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69743
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