Society and Technological Change, Fourth Edition

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Macmillan, 2001 - Social Science - 323 pages
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Argues that society pushes for technological change that, in turn, shapes society.
 

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User Review  - Katie Reece - Goodreads

Assigned it to my technology and society course. Most students enjoyed the conversations created by Volti's ideas. Evaluations of this book from my class were positive. I do realize this is not a leisure read, I wouldn't have read it without my job. Read full review

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User Review  - Hammad Ali - Goodreads

Have this for a course I`m taking, responsible for many headaches. Might like it if you`re a techie and have a huge interest in society and technology but overall best to be avoided. Read full review

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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About the author (2001)

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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