Society and Technological Change, Fourth Edition

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Macmillan, 2001 - Social Science - 323 pages
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Technology is a basic feature of all human societies and as such, a great deal can be learned about a society through the study of its technological status achiev ments. Society and Technological Change explores the international, social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of technology. It illustrates the ramifications of technological change, as well as the forces that produced it.
 

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Contents

The Differential Effects
17
part J The Process nfTerhnnlnQiriil Change
33
Scientific Knowledge and Technological
54
Chapters The Diffusion of Technology
69
Technology Energy and the Environment
88
Medical and Biological Technologies
107
Technology and the Transformation
127
More of One and Less
145
Printing
181
The Electronic Media
195
part r5 The Tnnls nf imstmnMnn
219
How New Weapons EmergeAnd How They
239
part The Shaping and Control of Jechnoiop
263
Organizations and Technological Change
281
Governing Technology
294
Index
311

Technological Change and Life on the Job
159

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RUDI VOLTI is Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. His publications include Society and Technological Change (now in its 4th edition), The Engineer in History (now in its 2nd edition), The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Society, and several articles and book reviews on the history of the automobile.

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