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The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and ...

Manuel Castells - 2010 - Social Science - No preview available
This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. New preface ...
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Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change

Wiebe E. Bijker - 1997 - Science - Limited preview
The stories of the safety bicycle, the first truly synthetic plastic, and the fluorescent light bulb -each a fascinating case study in itself- reflect a cross-section of time periods, engineering and scientific disciplines, and economic, social ...
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The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA

Diane Vaughan - 1997 - History - Limited preview
Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process.
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Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts

Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar - 2013 - Social Science - Limited preview
This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the ...
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Explaining the Normative

Stephen P. Turner - 2010 - Philosophy - Limited preview
Normativity is what gives reasons their force, makes words meaningful, and makes rules and laws binding. It is present whenever we use such terms as ‘correct,' ‘ought,' ‘must,' and the language of obligation, responsibility, and logical ...
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Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity

Ulrich Beck - 1992 - Social Science - Limited preview
An analysis of the condition of Western societies that will take its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial, and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern
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The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil - 2000 - Computers - Limited preview
Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework for envisioning the twenty ...
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Questioning Technology

Andrew Feenberg - 1999 - Philosophy - Limited preview
In this extraordinary introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Environmentalism, information technology, and ...
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The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies

Steve Fuller - 2013 - Philosophy - Limited preview
As the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has become more established, it has increasingly hidden its philosophical roots. While the trend is typical of disciplines striving for maturity, Steve Fuller, a leading figure in the field ...
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Between Reason and Experience: Essays in Technology and Modernity

Andrew Feenberg, Michel Callon - 2010 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
The technologies, markets, and administrations of today's knowledge society are in crisis. We face recurring disasters in every domain: climate change, energy shortages, economic meltdown. The system is broken, despite everything the technocrats ...
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