The Social Construction of Technological Systems

New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology


Publisher: MIT Press Ltd


Language: English | Number of Pages: 424 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0262521377 | Isbn-13: 9780262521376 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

Curator: Thomas P. Hughes , Wiebe E. Bijker , Trevor Pinch

Category: History , Professional & Technical , Social Science

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Book Description
The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakable. The influence of society on technology is more subtle. The 13 essays in this book draw on a wide array of case studies from cooking stoves to missile systems, from 15th­century Portugal to today's AI labs - to outline an original research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology. Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions.

Wiebe E. Bijker teaches in the Department of General Sciences at the University of Limburg in The Netherlands; Thomas P. Hughes is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and Trevor Pinch is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of York in England
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    短版的"King of the Road"

    這本是論文集,有收錄許多STS經典作品,《Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs》的精簡版,所以份量有作精簡化以方便教師在課堂上作介紹,若沒時間去閱讀上述那本書可以從這本入門。但還是建議學生去看精彩的原汁原味版。

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