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Technologies of power : essays in honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes

Author: Thomas Parke Hughes; Agatha C Hughes; Michael Thad Allen; Gabrielle Hecht
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
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This collection explores how technologies become forms of power, how people embed their authority in technological systems, and how the machines and the knowledge that make up technical systems  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: Thomas Parke Hughes; Agatha C Hughes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Parke Hughes; Agatha C Hughes; Michael Thad Allen; Gabrielle Hecht
ISBN: 0262011840 9780262011846 026251124X 9780262511247
OCLC Number: 45058702
Description: xx, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Disciplined Imagination: The Life and Work of Tom and Agatha Hughes / John M. Staudenmaier --
Introduction: Authority, Political Machines, and Technology's History / Gabrielle Hecht and Michael Thad Allen --
The Telephone as Political Instrument: Gardiner Hubbard and the Formation of the Middle Class in America, 1875-1880 / W. Bernard Carlson --
Culture and Technology in the City: Opposition to Mechanized Street Transportation in Late-Nineteenth-Century America / Eric Schatzberg --
The Hidden Lives of Standards: Technical Prescriptions and the Transformation of Work in America / Amy Slaton and Janet Abbate --
Engineering Politics, Technological Fundamentalism, and German Power Technology, 1900-1936 / Edmund N. Todd --
Modernity, the Holocaust, and Machines without History / Michael Thad Allen --
Technological Systems, Expertise, and Policy Making: The British Origins of Operational Research / Erik P. Rau --
Technology, Politics, and National Identity in France / Gabrielle Hecht --
The Neutrality Flagpole: Swedish Neutrality Policy and Technological Alliances, 1945-1970 / Hans Weinberger.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Thad Allen and Gabrielle Hecht.
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"...[A] tribute to two fascinating people, and it also stands in its own right as a primer for its field...." Rob Parsons First Monday

 
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