Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation / Edition 1

Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation / Edition 1

by David F. Noble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195040465

ISBN-13: 9780195040463

Pub. Date: 02/25/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

'A prodigious accomplishment. Through the depth of his research and the care of his narration, Noble has produced a detailed, gripping, and convincing work of social history, which adds detail, sinew, and emotion to our understanding of issues that are usually considered only in the abstract.'  See more details below

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'A prodigious accomplishment. Through the depth of his research and the care of his narration, Noble has produced a detailed, gripping, and convincing work of social history, which adds detail, sinew, and emotion to our understanding of issues that are usually considered only in the abstract.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195040463
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/25/1986
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
427
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Transaction Edition ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Part 1 Command and Control

Chapter 1 The Setting: The War Abroad 3

Chapter 2 The Setting: The War at Home 21

Chapter 3 Power and the Power of Ideas 42

Chapter 4 Toward the Automatic Factory 57

Part 2 Social Choice in Machine Design

Chapter 5 By the Numbers I 79

Chapter 6 By the Numbers II 106

Chapter 7 The Road Not Taken 144

Part 3 A New Industrial Revolution: Change without Change

Chapter 8 Development: A Free Lunch 195

Chapter 9 Diffusion: A Glimpse of Reality 212

Chapter 10 Deployment: Power in Numbers 230

Chapter 11 Who's Running the Shop? 265

Epilogue: Another Look at Progress 324

Appendices 355

Notes 367

Index 399

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