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Engineering and social justice

Author: Donna Riley
Publisher: San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ©2005.
Series: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society, 7.
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The profession of engineering in the United States has historically served the status quo, feeding an ever-expanding materialistic and militaristic culture, remaining relatively unresponsive to public concerns, and without significant pressure for change from within. This book calls upon engineers to cultivate a passion for social justice and peace and to develop the skill and knowledge set needed to take practical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Riley
ISBN: 1598296272 9781598296273
OCLC Number: 299167145
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 151 pages).
Contents: What do we mean by social justice? --
Mindsets in engineering --
Engineering and social injustice --
Toward a more socially just engineering --
Turning knowledge into action: strategies for change --
Parting lessons for the continuing struggle.
Series Title: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society, 7.
Other Titles: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Responsibility: Donna Riley.

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Calls on engineers to cultivate a passion for social justice and peace and to develop the skill and knowledge set needed to take practical action for change within the profession. This book presents  Read more...

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