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Cultures of technology and the quest for innovation

Author: Helga Nowotny
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
Series: Making sense of history, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Underlying the current dynamics of technological developments, their divergence or convergence and the abundance of options, promises and risks they contain, is the quest for innovation, the contributors to this volume argue. This is the ninth volume in the 'Making Sense of History' series.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cultures of technology and the quest for innovation.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2006
(OCoLC)655708363
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helga Nowotny
ISBN: 1845451163 9781845451165 1845451171 9781845451172
OCLC Number: 62325156
Notes: Chiefly papers presented at a conference held at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen, Germany, in April 2003.
Description: vi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The quest for innovation and cultures of technology / Helga Nowotny --
Culture and innovation / Thomas P. Hughes --
The unintended consequences of innovation : change and community at MIT / Rosalind WIlliams --
The vulnerability of technological culture / Wiebe E. Bijker --
Culture of gender, and culture of technology : the gendering of things in France's office spaces between 1890 and 1930 / Delphine Gardey --
Suspending gender? Reflecting on innovations in cyberspace / Judy Wajcman --
Innovation, diverse knowledges, and the presumed singularity of science / John V. Pickstone --
Scientists on the battlefield : cultures and conflicts / Jean-Jacques Salomon --
From prophecies of the future to incarnations of the past : cultures of nuclear technology / Patrick Kupper --
The mining industry in traditional China : intra- and intercultural comparisons / Hans Ulrich Vogel --
Interdisciplinarity and the innovation process : how to organize spaces of translation, or, the politics of innovation / Joachim Nettelbeck.
Series Title: Making sense of history, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Helga Nowotny.

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