“And it all happened in our lifetime” – progress and comfort: the meaning of technology domestication practices

  title={“And it all happened in our lifetime” – progress and comfort: the meaning of technology domestication practices},
  author={Joanna Zalewska},
  journal={Etnografia Polska},
The process of domesticating technology coincided with the development of modern market societies. The first sociological work on home technologies referred to “the industrial revolution at home” because when the book appeared in the 1970s the term “consumer revolution” had not yet been coined (Cowan 1976). While the industrial revolution concerned the mass production and increased supply of goods, the consumer revolution involved mass consumption and increased demand. The consumer revolution… 
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