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Does technology drive history? : the dilemma of technological determinism

Author: Merritt Roe Smith; Leo Marx
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These 13 essays explore to what extent, and by what means, a society's technology determines its political, social, economic and cultural forms. Karl Marx launched the modern debate on determinism and this book clarifies the debate and carries it forward.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Does technology drive history?.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1994
(DLC) 93021422
(OCoLC)28929481
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Merritt Roe Smith; Leo Marx
ISBN: 0585161070 9780585161075 9780262193474 0262193477 9780262691673 0262691671 0262283905 9780262283908
OCLC Number: 44959394
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2021. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 280 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Technological determinism in American culture / Merritt Roe Smith --
Recourse of empire : landscapes of progress in technological America / Michael L. Smith --
Do machines make history? / Robert L. Heilbroner --
Technological determinism revisited / Robert L. Heilbroner --
Three faces of technological determinism / Bruce Bimber --
Technological momentum / Thomas P. Hughes --
Retrieving sociotechnical change from technological determinism / Thomas J. Misa --
Determinism and indeterminacy in the history of technology / Philip Scranton --
Technological determinism in agrarian societies / Peter C. Perdue --
Determinism and pre-industrial technology / Richard W. Bulliet --
The political and feminist dimensions of technological determinism / Rosalind Williams --
The idea of "technology" and postmodern pessimism / Leo Marx --
Rationality versus contingency in the history of technology / John M. Staudenmaier.
Responsibility: edited by Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx.

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These 13 essays explore to what extent, and by what means, a society's technology determines its political, social, economic and cultural forms. Karl Marx launched the modern debate on determinism and this book clarifies the debate and carries it forward.

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