The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
MIT Press Ltd
Wiebe E. Bijker
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1989
The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakable. The influence of society on technology is more subtle. 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 on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology. Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions.
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