, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 263-281

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Technology and social relationships as knowledge elements: An insight into the institutional and non-institutional relationships

  • Andrea RescaAffiliated withHankuk University of Foreign Studies

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The objective of this work is to analyse technology and social relationships using the concept of knowledge. Therefore technology is not only a means to produce and social relationships a means to interact, but also the result of a whole of elements. The concept of knowledge aims to analyse these elements both from a structural point of view, highlighting their characteristics, and from a dynamic point of view, which considers how subjects interpret and make sense of them. In this framework technologies and social relationships are reinterpreted according to knowledge that characterises each context, suggesting some clues to design technologies, information technologies and social policies.


East Asia Knowledge Phenomenological approach Social relationship Structural approach Technology