skip to content
Does technology drive history? : the dilemma of technological determinism Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Does technology drive history? : the dilemma of technological determinism

Author: Merritt Roe Smith; Leo Marx
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
These 13 essays explore to what extent, and by what means, a society's technology determines its political, social, economic and cultural forms. Karl Marx launched the modern debate on determinism and this book clarifies the debate and carries it forward.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merritt Roe Smith; Leo Marx
ISBN: 0262193477 9780262193474 0262691671 9780262691673
OCLC Number: 28929481
Description: xv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Technological determinism in American culture / Merritt Roe Smith --
Recourse of empire: landscapes of progress in technological America / Michael L. Smith --
Do machines make history? / Robert L. Heilbroner --
Technological determinism revisited / Robert L. Heilbroner --
Three faces of technological determinism / Bruce Bimber --
Technological momentum / Thomas P. Hughes --
Retrieving sociotechnical change from technological determinism / Thomas J. Misa --
Determinism and indeterminacy in the history of technology / Philip Scranton --
Technological determinism in agrarian societies / Peter C. Perdue --
Determinism and pre-industrial technology / Richard W. Bulliet --
The political and feminist dimensions of technological determinism / Rosalind Williams --
The idea of "technology" and postmodern pessimism / Leo Marx --
Rationality versus contingency in the history of tehchnology / John M. Staudenmaier.
Responsibility: edited by Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx.

Abstract:

These thirteen essays explore a crucial historical questionthat has been notoriously hard to pin down: To what extent,and by what means, does a society's technology determine itspolitical, social,  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28929481> # Does technology drive history? : the dilemma of technological determinism
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "28929481" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/technique_aspect_social> ; # Technique--Aspect social
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/technologie_aspect_social> ; # Technologie--Aspect social
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/303.483/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85133169> ; # Technology--Social aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/determinisme> ; # Determinisme
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1145202> ; # Technology--Social aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/sociale_aspecten> ; # Sociale aspecten
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/technische_ontwikkeling> ; # Technische ontwikkeling
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Thing/society> ; # Society
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/93041342> ; # Merritt Roe Smith
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/76422234> ; # Leo Marx
   schema:copyrightYear "1994" ;
   schema:datePublished "1994" ;
   schema:description "These 13 essays explore to what extent, and by what means, a society's technology determines its political, social, economic and cultural forms. Karl Marx launched the modern debate on determinism and this book clarifies the debate and carries it forward."@en ;
   schema:description "Technological determinism in American culture / Merritt Roe Smith -- Recourse of empire: landscapes of progress in technological America / Michael L. Smith -- Do machines make history? / Robert L. Heilbroner -- Technological determinism revisited / Robert L. Heilbroner -- Three faces of technological determinism / Bruce Bimber -- Technological momentum / Thomas P. Hughes -- Retrieving sociotechnical change from technological determinism / Thomas J. Misa -- Determinism and indeterminacy in the history of technology / Philip Scranton -- Technological determinism in agrarian societies / Peter C. Perdue -- Determinism and pre-industrial technology / Richard W. Bulliet -- The political and feminist dimensions of technological determinism / Rosalind Williams -- The idea of "technology" and postmodern pessimism / Leo Marx -- Rationality versus contingency in the history of tehchnology / John M. Staudenmaier."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/799585134> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Does technology drive history? : the dilemma of technological determinism"@en ;
   schema:productID "28929481" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28929481#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_mit_press_1994> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Agent/mit_press> ; # MIT Press
   schema:url <http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=774768&custom_att_2=simple_viewer> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262193474> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262691673> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9458476> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28929481> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/technique_aspect_social> # Technique--Aspect social
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technique--Aspect social"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/technische_ontwikkeling> # Technische ontwikkeling
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technische ontwikkeling"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799585134#Topic/technologie_aspect_social> # Technologie--Aspect social
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technologie--Aspect social"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85133169> # Technology--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technology--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1145202> # Technology--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technology--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/76422234> # Leo Marx
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1919" ;
   schema:familyName "Marx" ;
   schema:givenName "Leo" ;
   schema:name "Leo Marx" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/93041342> # Merritt Roe Smith
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1940" ;
   schema:familyName "Smith" ;
   schema:givenName "Merritt Roe" ;
   schema:name "Merritt Roe Smith" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262193474>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0262193477" ;
   schema:isbn "9780262193474" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262691673>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0262691671" ;
   schema:isbn "9780262691673" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.