What Are Technological Determinism, Scot, Feminism, Semiotic Approach, Cultural / Media Studies Approach?

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What are: technological determinism, SCOT, feminism, semiotic approach, cultural/media studies approach?
Technological determinism is a reductionist theory that presumes that a society 's technology drives the development of its social structure and cultural values.

Social construction of technology (also referred to as SCOT) is a theory within the field of Science and Technology Studies. Advocates of SCOT—that is, social constructivists—argue that technology does not determine human action, but that rather, human action shapes technology. They also argue that the ways a technology is used cannot be understood without understanding how that technology is embedded in its social context. SCOT is a response to technological determinism and is sometimes known as technological constructivism.

Feminism is a range of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women.[1][2] This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women.[3]

What are the different categories of non-user?

resistance ejection excluded expelled Is technological change good for everyone? Or are there some who lose out when technology advances?
No, Yes

Does new technology always modify existing social arrangements, or can it ever help to preserve them?
No, sometime it help preserve the existing…
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