Gizmos or: The Electronic Imperative: How Digital Devices have Transformed American Character and Culture

  • Arthur Asa Berger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 108-114

About this book


Gizmos or: The Electronic Imperative offers a concise series of analyses on the transformative impact of digital devices on American society. With approaches ranging from semiotic theory to psychoanalytic theory, sociological theory to personal reflection, Berger taps the span of knowledge from his prolific career to help readers better understand the role digital devices play both in their technologic, economic, and common-use forms. Using accessible, conversational language and numerous illustrations, Berger deconstructs familiar objects and media for readers ranging from field specialists to everyday cultural consumers alike.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur Asa Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.San Francisco State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-88738-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56545-7
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