Ageing and Technology

Perspectives from the Social Sciences

The booming increase of the senior population has become a social phenomenon and a challenge to our societies, and technological advances have undoubtedly contributed to improve the lives of elderly citizens in numerous aspects. In current debates on technology, however, the »human factor« is often largely ignored. The ageing individual is rather seen as a malfunctioning machine whose deficiencies must be diagnosed or as a set of limitations to be overcome by means of technological devices.

This volume aims at focusing on the perspective of human beings deriving from the development and use of technology: this change of perspective – taking the human being and not technology first – may help us to become more sensitive to the ambivalences involved in the interaction between humans and technology, as well as to adapt technologies to the people that created the need for its existence, thus contributing to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

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2016-01-19, 342 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2957-6

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Emma Domínguez-Rué

Emma Domínguez-Rué, University of Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Linda Nierling

Linda Nierling, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Deutschland

Autor_in(nen)
Emma Domínguez-Rué / Linda Nierling (eds.)
Buchtitel
Ageing and Technology Perspectives from the Social Sciences
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
342
Ausstattung
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2957-6
DOI
10.14361/9783839429570
Warengruppe
1728
BIC-Code
JFSP31 PDR JHB
BISAC-Code
SOC013000 TEC052000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
JBSP4 PDR JHB
Erscheinungsdatum
2016-01-19
Auflage
1
Themen
Technik, Alter
Adressaten
Sociology, Ageing Studies, Gerontology, Medicine, Health Care, Technology, Technology Assessment
Schlagworte
Ageing, Technology, Social Sciences, Aging Studies, Sociology of Technology, Body, Sociology

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