Resistance to New Technology: Nuclear Power, Information Technology and Biotechnology

Resistance to New Technology: Nuclear Power, Information Technology and Biotechnology

by Martin Bauer
     
 

First-time paperback of history and sociology of science work, showing public resistance as a constructive force in technological development.See more details below

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First-time paperback of history and sociology of science work, showing public resistance as a constructive force in technological development.

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ISBN-13:
9780521599481
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Resistance to new technology and its effects on nuclear power, information technology and biotechnology Martin Bauer; 2. The crisis of 'progress' Alain Touraine; 3. Reinterpreting 'Luddism': resistance to new technology in the British industrial revolution Adrian J. Randall; 4. The changeability of public opinions about new technology: assimilation effects in attitude surveys Danckler D. L. Daamen and Ivo A. van der Lans; 5. 'Technophobia': a misleading conception of resistance to new technology Martin Bauer; 6. Patterns of resistance to new technologies in Scandinavia: an historical perspective Kristine Bruland; 7. Henry Ford's relationship to 'Fordism': ambiguity as a modality of technological resistance John M. Staudenmaier; 8. Resistance to nuclear technology: optimists, opportunists and opposition in Australian nuclear history Roy M. Macleod; 9. New technology in Fleet Street, 1975–80 Roderick Martin; 10. The impact of resistance to biotechnology in Switzerland: a sociological view of the recent referendum Marlis Buchmann; 11. The politics of resistance to new technology: semiconductor diffusion in France and Japan until 1965 Antonio J. J. Botelho; 12. User resistance to new interactive media: participants, processes and paradigms Ian Miles and Graham Thomas; 13. The impact of anti-nuclear power movements in international comparison Dieter Rucht; 14. In the engine of history: regulators of biotechnology, 1970–86 Robert Bud; 15. Product, process, or programme: three cultures and the regulation of biotechnology Sheila S. Jasanoff; 16. Learning from Chernobyl for the fight against genetics? Stages and stimuli of German protest movements - a comparative synopsis Joachim Radkau; 17. Individual and institutional impacts upon press coverage of sciences: the case of nuclear power and genetic engineering in Germany Hans Mathias Kepplinger; 18. Forms of intrusion: comparing resistance to information technology and biotechnology in the USA Dorothy Nelkin; 19. Towards a functional analysis of resistance.

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