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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; Trevor Pinch
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The 13 essays in this book draw on a wide array of case studies from cooking stoves to missile systems, from 15thA-century Portugal to today's AI labs - to outline an original research program based  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wiebe E Bijker; Thomas Parke Hughes; Trevor Pinch
ISBN: 0262521377 9780262521376 0262022621 9780262022620
OCLC Number: 26973006
Notes: Papers of a workshop held at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in July 1984.
Originally published as hardback in 1987.
Description: x, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 evolution of large technological systems / Thomas P. Hughes --
Society in the making : the study of technology as a tool for sociological analysis / Michel Callon --
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 --
Missile accuracy : a case study in the social processes of technological change / Donald MacKenzie --
The social locus of technological practice : community, system, or organization? / 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 --
Reconstructing man and machine : a note on sociological critiques of cognitivism / 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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