Technology and American Society

Technology and American Society
Author: Gary Cross,Richard Szostak
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781351249096
Available:
Release: 2018-12-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Providing a global perspective on the development of American technology, Technology and American Society offers a historical narrative detailing major technological transformations over the last three centuries. With coverage devoted to both dramatic breakthroughs and incremental innovations, authors Gary Cross and Rick Szostak analyze the cause-and-effect relationship of technological change and its role in the constant drive for improvement and modernization. This fully-updated 3rd edition extends coverage of industry, home, office, agriculture, transport, constructions, and services into the twenty-first century, concluding with a new chapter on recent electronic and technological advances. Technology and American Society remains the ideal introduction to the myriad interactions of technological advancement with social, economic, cultural, and military change throughout the course of American history.

Technology and American Society

Technology and American Society
Author: Gary S. Cross,Rick Szostak
Pages: 378
ISBN: 1138090336
Available:
Release: 2018-12-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Second edition published by Pearson Education Ltd., 2005.

Technology and American Society

Technology and American Society
Author: Gary S Cross
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1351249118
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Second edition published by Pearson Education Ltd., 2005.

Technology in American Drama 1920 1950

Technology in American Drama  1920 1950
Author: Dennis G. Jerz
Pages: 167
ISBN: 0313321728
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Release: 2003
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

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Table of contents

Technology and Society

Technology and Society
Author: Andrew Ede
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781108425605
Available:
Release: 2019-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the creativity of humanity by examining the history of technology as a strategy to solve real-world problems.

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000113796605
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Technology in America

Technology in America
Author: Carroll Pursell
Pages: 319
ISBN: 0262660679
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Release: 1990-04-12
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays examine major American innovations in technology and the inventors who developed them, including Whitney, McCormick, Bell, Edison, Goddard, and Eastman

American Society of Extra Corporeal Technology

American Society of Extra Corporeal Technology
Author: American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Pages: 21
ISBN: OCLC:500155403
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Machine in America

The Machine in America
Author: Carroll Pursell
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9780801885792
Available:
Release: 2007-03-15
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the medieval farm implements used by the first colonists to the invisible links of the Internet, the history of technology in America is a history of society as well. This title analyzes technology's impact on the lives of women and men. It also discusses the innovation of an American system of manufactures.

America Transformed

America Transformed
Author: Dean A. Herrin
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0784405298
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Herrin (former staff historian for the Historic American Engineering Record program) presents an illustrative history of the engineering infrastructure of the 19th century United States. Photographs and drawings provide details of aqueducts, mills, bridges, mines, manufacturing devices, railroads, canals, dams, water works, and other structural asp

The Digital Evolution of an American Identity

The Digital Evolution of an American Identity
Author: C. Waite
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781135074609
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Release: 2013-01-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Digital Evolution of an American Identity details how the concept of American individualism is challenged by the digital revolution. As digital media alter our print-dominant culture, assumptions regarding the relationship of the individual to the larger community become increasingly problematic. Current arguments regarding freedom of speech and confusion about what is meant by privacy illustrate the nature of the challenge. C. Waite defines individualism as the ways in which the American culture traditionally strives to balance the rights of the individual against the needs of the group. Americans struggle to understand what it means to be responsible both for one’s self and for the welfare of others. They struggle with this not as an academic might, but in concrete and specific cases, often caught at cross-purposes with conflicting goods. This is a historic struggle, intrinsic to the very fabric of America's democratic society, as illustrated by its laws and customs. The American democracy has supported a view of the person as an autonomous individual. Yet that concept of American individualism no longer adequately captures the role of the self in the social world. The digital environment challenges that autonomy by creating new avenues for speech and new forms of social networks. Though the transition from a print-based culture to the digital domain entails a global revolution, American culture will suffer the consequences of that revolution more profoundly than other cultures because the concept of American individualism is foundational to its democratic way of life.

The Technological Society

The Technological Society
Author: Jacques Ellul
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780593315682
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Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As insightful and wise today as it was when originally published in 1954, Jacques Ellul's The Technological Society has become a classic in its field, laying the groundwork for all other studies of technology and society that have followed. Ellul offers a penetrating analysis of our technological civilization, showing how technology—which began innocuously enough as a servant of humankind—threatens to overthrow humanity itself in its ongoing creation of an environment that meets its own ends. No conversation about the dangers of technology and its unavoidable effects on society can begin without a careful reading of this book. "A magnificent book . . . He goes through one human activity after another and shows how it has been technicized, rendered efficient, and diminished in the process.”—Harper's “One of the most important books of the second half of the twentieth-century. In it, Jacques Ellul convincingly demonstrates that technology, which we continue to conceptualize as the servant of man, will overthrow everything that prevents the internal logic of its development, including humanity itself—unless we take necessary steps to move human society out of the environment that 'technique' is creating to meet its own needs.”—The Nation “A description of the way in which technology has become completely autonomous and is in the process of taking over the traditional values of every society without exception, subverting and suppressing these values to produce at last a monolithic world culture in which all non-technological difference and variety are mere appearance.”—Los Angeles Free Press

American Society for Metals Materials metalworking Technology Series

American Society for Metals Materials metalworking Technology Series
Author: American Society for Metals
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:637603851
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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12th American Society for Information Science Technology Special Interest Group Classification Research

12th American Society for Information Science   Technology  Special Interest Group Classification Research
Author: American Society for Information Science. Special Interest Group/Classification Research
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:59477706
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Beyond Imported Magic

Beyond Imported Magic
Author: Eden Medina,Ivan Da Costa Marques,Christina Holmes
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9780262325516
Available:
Release: 2014-08-15
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Studies challenging the idea that technology and science flow only from global North to South. The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the global North to the global South—the view of technology as “imported magic.” They describe not only alternate pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but also how ideas and technologies circulate in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of these issues, and their examination of specific Latin American experiences with science and technology, offer a broader, more nuanced understanding of how science, technology, politics, and power interact in the past and present. The essays in this book use methods from history and the social sciences to investigate forms of local creation and use of technologies; the circulation of ideas, people, and artifacts in local and global networks; and hybrid technologies and forms of knowledge production. They address such topics as the work of female forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting technology in the late nineteenth century; the design, use, and meaning of the XO Laptops created and distributed by the One Laptop per Child Program; and the development of nuclear energy in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile. Contributors Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiarán, João Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox Hall, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Díaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, María Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Pérez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, Edna Suárez Díaz, Hernán Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck

Routledge Handbook of Science Technology and Society

Routledge Handbook of Science  Technology  and Society
Author: Daniel Lee Kleinman,Kelly Moore
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9781136237157
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Release: 2014-06-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in philosophical and political debates about the creation and use of scientific knowledge, STS has become a wide and deep space for the consideration of the place of science and technology in the world, past and present. The Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas: embodiment consuming technoscience digitization environments science as work rules and standards This volume highlights a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the persistent – and new – questions in the field. It will be useful for students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities, including in science and technology studies, history, geography, critical race studies, sociology, communications, women’s and gender studies, anthropology, and political science.

Media Technology and Society

Media Technology and Society
Author: Brian Winston
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781134766338
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Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Challenging the popular myth of a present-day 'information revolution', Media Technology and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in the social impact of technological change. Winston argues that the development of new media forms, from the telegraph and the telephone to computers, satellite and virtual reality, is the product of a constant play-off between social necessity and suppression: the unwritten law by which new technologies are introduced into society only insofar as their disruptive potential is limited.

Proceedings International Conference American Society of Extra Corporeal Technology American Society of Extra Corporeal Technology

Proceedings  International Conference  American Society of Extra Corporeal Technology    American Society of Extra Corporeal Technology
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:258540173
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Studies in Canadian English

Studies in Canadian English
Author: Adam Bednarek
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781443814553
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Release: 2009-10-02
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This publication focuses on vocabulary, which reflects unique Canadian traits; elements that share not only a Canadian origin but also reference to everyday contexts present on both the micro and macro stage. The conducted study aimed to show variation on the lexical level, which may result from a fluid sense of national identity. The Toronto region, due to its extensive multi-cultural and multi-ethnic background bears a sense of diversity both on the social and linguistic ground. The conducted study involved the distribution of questionnaires, which tested speakers’ knowledge of Canadian register, their ability of using them in the context of everyday discourse and the identification of items. Furthermore, the author had obtained two years worth of texts from the Toronto Sun, which enabled the observation of Canadianisms within the written medium of a media context. The resulting data formed a database labeled by the author as the LCTES (Lodz Corpus for Toronto English Study).

Information and American Democracy

Information and American Democracy
Author: Bruce Bimber,Associate Professor of Political Science Bruce Bimber
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0521804922
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Release: 2003-02-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book assesses the consequences of new information technologies for American democracy in a way that is theoretical and also historically grounded. The author argues that new technologies have produced the fourth in a series of 'information revolutions' in the US, stretching back to the founding. Each of these, he argues, led to important structural changes in politics. After re-interpreting historical American political development from the perspective of evolving characteristics of information and political communications, the author evaluates effects of the Internet and related new media. The analysis shows that the use of new technologies is contributing to 'post-bureaucratic' political organization and fundamental changes in the structure of political interests. The author's conclusions tie together scholarship on parties, interest groups, bureaucracy, collective action, and political behavior with new theory and evidence about politics in the information age.