Social Anthropology of Technology

@article{Pfaffenberger1992SocialAO,
  title={Social Anthropology of Technology},
  author={B. Pfaffenberger},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  year={1992},
  volume={21},
  pages={491-516}
}
At the onset of the 20th century, anthropologists such as Balfour, Marett, and Haddon could readily identify three spheres of strength in anthropological research: material culture, social organization, and physical anthropology (49). The study of technology and material culture, however, was about to be jettisoned, and with stunning finality. By 1914, Wissler (103:447) complained that the study of these subjects "has been quite out of fashion." Researchers were giving their attention to… Expand
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