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Engineering and social justice

Author: Donna Riley
Publisher: [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool, ©2008.
Series: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society, #7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The profession of engineering in the United States has historically served the status quo, feeding an ever-expanding materialistic and militaristic culture, remaining relatively unresponsive to public concerns, and without significant pressure for change from within. This book calls upon engineers to cultivate a passion for social justice and peace and to develop the skill and knowledge set needed to take practical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Riley
ISBN: 1598296264 9781598296266
OCLC Number: 190850908
Description: xii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What Do we Mean by Social Justice?Mindsets in EngineeringEngineering and Social InjusticeToward a More Socially Just EngineeringTurning Knowledge into Action: Strategies for ChangeParting Lessons for the Continuing Struggle
Series Title: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society, #7.
Responsibility: Donna Riley.

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Calls on engineers to cultivate a passion for social justice and peace and to develop the skill and knowledge set needed to take practical action for change within the profession. This book presents  Read more...

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