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The Social construction of technological systems : new directions in the sociology and history of technology

Author: Wiebe E Bijker; Thomas Parke Hughes; T J Pinch
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakeable. The influence of society on technology is more subtle. The 13 essays in this book have been written by a diverse group of scholars united by a common interest in creating a new field - the sociology of technology. They draw on a wide array of case studies - from cooking stoves to missile systems, from 15th-century Portugal to today's Al labs - to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Aufsatzsammlung
Kongress
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wiebe E Bijker; Thomas Parke Hughes; T J Pinch
ISBN: 0262022621 9780262022620
OCLC Number: 14819149
Notes: Papers of a workshop held at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in July 1984.
Includes indexes.
Description: x, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Common themes in sociological and historical studies of technology --
The social construction of facts and artifacts: or how the sociology of science and the sociology of technology might benefit each other / Trevor J. Pinch and Wiebe E. Bijker --
The evolutions of large technological systems / Thomas P. Hughes --
Society in the making: the study of technology as a tool for sociological analysis / Michel Callon --
Simplifying the complexity --
Technology and heterogeneous engineering: the case of Portuguese expansion / John Law --
The Nelson-Winter-Dosi model and synthetic dye chemistry / Henk van den Belt and Arie Rip --
The social construction of bakelite: toward a theory of invention / Wiebe E. Bijker --
Strategic research sites --
Missile accuracy: a case study in the social processes of technological change / Donald MacKenzie --
The social locus of technological practice / Edward W. Constant II --
Regulatory science and the social management of trust in medicine / Henk J.H.W. Bodewitz, Henk Buurma, and Gerard H. de Vries --
The consumption junction: a proposal for research strategies in the sociology of technology / Ruth Schwartz Cowan --
Seeing with sound: a study of the development of medical images / Edward Yoxen --
Technology and beyond --
Reconstructing man and machine: a note on sociological crtiques of cognitiveism / Steve Woolgar --
Expert systems and the science of knowledge / H.M. Collins.
Responsibility: edited by Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor J. Pinch.

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