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Science, technology and society in contemporary Japan

Author: 吉岡, 斉, ; Morris Low; Shigeru Nakayama; Hitoshi Yoshioka
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Contemporary Japanese society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 presents a synthesis of recent debates by juxtaposing competing views about the role and direction of science, technology and medical care in Japan. This is an ideal introductory text for students in the sociology of science and technology, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 吉岡, 斉, ; Morris Low; Shigeru Nakayama; Hitoshi Yoshioka
ISBN: 0521652820 9780521652827 0521654254 9780521654258
OCLC Number: 41504210
Description: xiii, 226 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Japanese model of research and development. Basic versus applied research: the role of corporate laboratories and universities --
Cooperation versus competition: national projects and Japan's science cities --
Science and technology for economic growth. Quality versus quantity: quality control and the automobile industry --
Technology versus commercial feasibility: nuclear power and electric utilities --
Consumerism and development versus the environment --
The international dimension. Domestic development versus importation of technology: the aerospace industry and the FS-X/F-2 fighter plane controversy --
Domestic technology versus the export of technology --
Science and technology for the people? Information society versus controlled society --
Science, technology, and gender --
National interest versus local interests: civil aviation and the construction of Narita Airport --
The patient versus the doctor: changes made in medical care and attitudes to the body.
Series Title: Contemporary Japanese society.
Responsibility: Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka.
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