Technologies of Magic : a Cultural Story of Ghosts, Machines and the Uncanny

By: Potts, John; Scheer, Edward (edited by)

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Technologies of Magic charts curious territory - a place occupied by both machines and magic. This collection of essays investigates the co-existence of very old forms of thought - belief in ghosts, magic, spirits - and contemporary culture. Refracted through highly technologised societies, magic manifests itself in surprising ways and through a diverse range of practices.

Apprehension of the magical - in the world of machines - can give rise to a feeling of uncanny unease. These essays show that ultimately this produces another way of thinking about technology in contemporary culture.

Title: Technologies of Magic : a Cultural Story of Ghosts, Machines and the Uncanny

Author Name: Potts, John; Scheer, Edward (edited by)

Categories: Sociology/Social Studies,

Publisher: Australia, Power Publications: 2006

ISBN Number: 0909952353

ISBN Number 13: 9780909952358

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 019696

Keywords: Sociology, Magic,