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The social shaping of technology

Donald A. MacKenzie, Judy Wajcman - Social Science - 1999 - 462 pages
Technological change is often seen as something that follows its own logic -- something we may welcome, or about which we may protest, but which we are unable to alter ...
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Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan

Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka - History - 1999 - 226 pages
This book explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and Japanese society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being. It ...
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The Golem at Large: What You Should Know about Technology

Harry Collins, Trevor Pinch - Science - 2002 - 163 pages
Presents case studies that demonstrate how technological imperfections are related to uncertainties in science, citing such examples as the Patriot anti-missile missile, the ...
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Cellular Phones, Public Fears, and a Culture of Precaution

Adam Burgess - Business & Economics - 2004 - 301 pages
This is the first account of the health panic surrounding cellular phones that developed in the mid-1990s. Treating the issue as more 'social construction' than evident ...
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Technology in Action

Christian Heath, Paul Luff - Business & Economics - 2000 - 269 pages
This book examines the way complex systems affect interaction at work through video-based field studies.
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