The Machine in Me: An Anthropologist Sits Among Computer Engineers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Machine in Me

An Anthropologist Sits Among Computer Engineers, 1st Edition

By Gary Lee Downey


304 pages

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"[T]his book makes an important contribution to the larger project of theorizing the relationship between technology and society. Downey prods readers to rethink the cultural boundary between technology and humanity and focuses much-needed attention on the dynamics of technology-in-use." -- Technology and Culture

"[A]musing and insightful observations about industry trade shows, sharp criticism of the national rhetoric of productivity in the United States in the 1980s." -- Technology and Culture

About the Author

Gary Lee Downey is Director of the Center for Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies