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By Peter Dickens,James S. Ormrod

Space weaponry, satellite tv for pc surveillance and communications, and personal area trip are all capability within which outer house is being humanized: integrated into society’s tasks. yet what are the political implications of society not just being globalized, yet changing into ‘cosmic’?

Our rules approximately society have lengthy affected, and been laid low with, our figuring out of the universe: huge sections of our economic system and society at the moment are equipped round humanity’s use of outer house. Our view of the universe, our more and more ‘cosmic’ society, or even human awareness are being remodeled by means of new family members with the cosmos.

As the 1st sociological publication to take on humanity’s dating with the universe, this interesting quantity hyperlinks social concept to classical and modern technology, and proposes a brand new ‘cosmic’ social concept. Written in a punchy, student-friendly variety, this well timed e-book engages with a variety of topical matters, together with our on-line world, terrorism, tourism, surveillance and globalization.

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