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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: included 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 suffering from, our figuring out of the universe: huge sections of our financial system and society are actually equipped round humanity’s use of outer house. Our view of the universe, our more and more ‘cosmic’ society, or even human recognition are being remodeled by means of new kin with the cosmos.

As the 1st sociological e-book to take on humanity’s courting with the universe, this interesting quantity hyperlinks social conception to classical and modern technological know-how, and proposes a brand new ‘cosmic’ social thought. Written in a punchy, student-friendly type, this well timed booklet engages with more than a few topical concerns, together with our on-line world, terrorism, tourism, surveillance and globalization.

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