The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology / Edition 1

The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology / Edition 1

by Wiebe E. Bijker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262521377

ISBN-13: 9780262521376

Pub. Date: 03/06/1989

Publisher: MIT Press

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 15th-century Portugal to today's AI labs

• to outline an original research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social

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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 15th-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262521376
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/06/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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