Human, not too Human: Technology, Rites, and Identity

  title={Human, not too Human: Technology, Rites, and Identity},
  author={Stefania Operto},
  journal={Open Information Science},
  pages={189 - 202}
Abstract In the social sciences, the term “rite” identifies a set of practices and knowledge that contribute to forming the cultural models of a given society and has the aim of transmitting values and norms, institutionalization of roles, recognition of identity and social cohesion. This article examines the relationship between technology and ritual and the transformations in society resulting from the diffusion of new technologies. Technological progress is not a novelty in human development… CONTINUE READING


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