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The Social Construction of Technological Systems

New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology

By W.E. et al Bijker

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| Paperback | 9780262521376

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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 15thA century Portugal Continue

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 15thA century 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.

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 424 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0262521377
  • ISBN-13: 9780262521376
  • Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
  • Publish date: 1989-01-01
  • Dimensions: 123 mm x 980 mm x 1,476 mm Just how big is that?
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