Technological Change: Methods and Themes in the History of Technology

Technological Change: Methods and Themes in the History of Technology

by Robert Fox
     
 

In this volume, scholars from these two very different traditions are brought together. Never before has a single volume contained such a distinguished and diverse group of historians of technology.See more details below

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In this volume, scholars from these two very different traditions are brought together. Never before has a single volume contained such a distinguished and diverse group of historians of technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783718657926
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Methods and themes in the history of technology1
1The social construction of technology: a review17
2Towards a history of technological thought37
3Bodies, fields, and factories: technologies and understandings in the age of revolutions51
4Evolution and technological change: a new metaphor for economic history?63
5Lynn White's Medieval Technology and Social Change after thirty years85
6Medieval technology and the historians: the evidence for the mill103
7Law, espionage, and the transfer of technology from eighteenth century Britain123
8Concepts of invention and the patent controversy in Victorian Britain137
9Technological change during the first industrial revolution: the paradigm case of textiles, 1688-1851155
10Technology transfer and industrial transformation: an interpretation of the pattern of economic development circa 1870-1914177
11The Japan that can say No: the rise of techno-nationalism and its impact on technological change201
12Politics and the passion for production: France and the USSR in the 1930s215
13Managing complexity: interdisciplinary advisory committees229
14How do we know the properties of artefacts? Applying the sociology of knowledge to technology247
Index265

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