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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 ability within which outer area is being humanized: integrated into society’s initiatives. yet what are the political implications of society not just being globalized, yet turning into ‘cosmic’?

Our principles approximately society have lengthy affected, and been tormented by, our knowing of the universe: huge sections of our economic system and society at the moment are prepared round humanity’s use of outer house. Our view of the universe, our more and more ‘cosmic’ society, or even human realization are being reworked through new kinfolk with the cosmos.

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

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