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Society and Technological Change / Edition 7
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Society and Technological Change / Edition 7

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by Rudi Volti
 

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ISBN-10: 1429278978

ISBN-13: 9781429278973

Pub. Date: 01/04/2013

Publisher: Worth Publishers


With an engaging and insightful presentation, Rudi Volti examines both how technology has influenced our lives and how it is shaped by the societies that create it. The new Eighth Edition features new and updated coverage of the gig economy; technology, income inequality, and the changing workforce; reading in a digital world; Social media and the network effect;

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With an engaging and insightful presentation, Rudi Volti examines both how technology has influenced our lives and how it is shaped by the societies that create it. The new Eighth Edition features new and updated coverage of the gig economy; technology, income inequality, and the changing workforce; reading in a digital world; Social media and the network effect; cyber-attacks; gene patenting; and more

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ISBN-13:
9781429278973
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Publication date:
01/04/2013
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
426
Sales rank:
199,600
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Defining Technology
1. The Nature of Technology
2. Winners and Losers: The Differential Effects of Technological Change

Part Two The Process of Technological Change
3. The Sources of Technological Change
4. Scientific Knowledge and Technological Advance
5. The Diffusion of Technology

Part Three How Technology Affects the Health of the Earth and Its Inhabitants
6. Technology, Energy, and the Environment
7. Medical Technologies
8. Genetic Technologies

Part Four Technology and the Transformation of Work
9. Work in Nonindustrial Societies
10. Technology and Jobs: More of One and Less of the Other?
11. Technological Change and Life on the Job

Part Five Communication
12. Printing
13. The Electronic Media: From the Telegraph to Television
14. The Internet Age      

Part Six The Tools of Destruction
15. Weapons and Their Consequences
16. The Era of Smart Weapons*
17. How New Weapons Emerge—And How They May Be Contained

Part Seven The Shaping and Control of Technology
18. Technology and Its Creators: Who’s in Charge of Whom?
19. Organizations and Technological Change
20. Governing Technology

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