Hitting the Brakes: Engineering Design and the Production of Knowledge

Hitting the Brakes: Engineering Design and the Production of Knowledge

by Ann Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822345269

ISBN-13: 9780822345268

Pub. Date: 11/09/2009

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Looks at the development of a particular engineering design, anti-lock braking systems for passenger cars, in order to consider how knowledge and cultures of knowledge are constructed.

Overview

Looks at the development of a particular engineering design, anti-lock braking systems for passenger cars, in order to consider how knowledge and cultures of knowledge are constructed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822345268
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/09/2009
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................xv
Acknowledgments....................1
one Design and the Knowledge Community....................23
two A Genealogy of Knowledge Communities and Their Artifacts....................37
three The British Road Research Laboratory: Constructing the Questions....................63
four The Track and the Lab: Brake Testing from Dynamometers to Simulations....................85
five From Things Back to Ideas: Constructing Theories of Vehicle Dynamics....................103
six Learning from Failure: Antilock Systems Emerge in the United States....................117
seven Eines ist sicher! Successful Antilock Systems in West Germany....................137
eight Public Proprietary Knowledge? Knowledge Communities between the Private and Public Sectors....................157
epilogue ABS and Risk Compensation....................167
Notes....................187
Bibliography....................201

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