NYU Steinhardt

The Social Life of Paper

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2344
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: What is the cultural work performed by or with the technology of paper? How can history of paper supplement & enrich recent histories of printing technology & printed artifacts like ?the book?? What would it mean to imagine a paperless future? Organized around discussions of readings in common, this course considers the history, production, circulation & use of paper in the social production of knowledge, the shared imagination of value, & the mutual relations of consumers & commodities.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2344