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
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1351249118
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Second edition published by Pearson Education Ltd., 2005.

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: un

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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AMERICA BY DESIGN

AMERICA BY DESIGN
Author: David F. Noble
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307828491
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Release: 2013-01-23
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hailed a “significant contribution” by The New York Times, David Noble’s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the driving force behind the development of technology in this country but also how scientific research—particularly within universities—has been dominated by the corporations who fund it, who go so far as to influence the education of the engineers that will one day create the technology to be used for capitalist gain. Noble reveals that technology, often thought to be an independent science, has always been a means to an end for the men pulling the strings of Corporate America—and it was these men that laid down the plans for the design of the modern nation today.

America Transformed

America Transformed
Author: Dean A. Herrin
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0784405298
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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.

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
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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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: un

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

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.

CRTD American Society of Mechanical Engineers Center for Research and Technology Development

CRTD   American Society of Mechanical Engineers  Center for Research and Technology Development
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1071288909
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Science Technology and American Diplomacy

Science  Technology  and American Diplomacy
Author: Anonim
Pages: 2107
ISBN: MINN:31951D008245229
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Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Great American Education industrial Complex

The Great American Education industrial Complex
Author: Anthony G. Picciano,Joel H. Spring
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9780415524148
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Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various interest groups seek to influence policies and practices in public education in the United States. No longer left to the experience and knowledge of educators, American education has become as much the domain of private organizations, corporate entities, and political agents who see it as a market for their ideas, technologies, and ultimately profits. Piccciano and Spring posit that educational technology is the vehicle whereby these separate movements, organizations, and individuals have become integrated in a powerful common entity, and detail how the educational-industrial complex has grown and strengthened its position of influence. This timely, carefully documented, well argued book brings together Picciano’s perspective and expertise in the field of technology and policy issues and Spring’s in the history and politics of education in a unique critical analysis of the education-industrial complex and its implications for the future.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015061957547
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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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).

Technical Innovation in American History An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 3 volumes

Technical Innovation in American History  An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology  3 volumes
Author: Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier
Pages: 1082
ISBN: 9781610690942
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Release: 2019-02-28
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

American Society of Composites Tenth Technology Proceedings

American Society of Composites  Tenth Technology Proceedings
Author: Amer Society Composi
Pages: 650
ISBN: 1566763762
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Release: 1995-10-17
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conference proceedings from the American Society of Composites, Tenth Technology Proceedings: Composite Materials, Mechanics and Processing on October 18-20, 1995 at the Miramar Sheraton Hotel Santa Monica, California

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: un

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The Academic System in American Society

The Academic System in American Society
Author: Alain Touraine
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781351305907
Available:
Release: 2017-11-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although the period of student protests of the 1960s and 1970s has long passed, Alain Touraine argues, in this wide-ranging and vigorous essay, that the period's problems remain with us. Higher degrees have become less and less valuable on the labor market and the demand for academic reform has become more intense. Community colleges still try to provide equal educational opportunities for the poor and the minorities, without much success. And the university has not yet resolved the conflict between being the home of impartial inquiry and research and serving constituent interests. Touraine views American higher education as a system within a definite, though changing, social context. He compares U.S. student movements with those of other countries. He is skeptical about the way Americans view the relationships between the university and what he regards as the ruling forces of the society, between knowledge and power, between production and education. He offers no facile solutions, but he presents an exciting, nontraditional analysis of the social and political forces that have shaped the modern history of higher education. In the new introduction, Clark Kerr contrasts his own views as an American observer to those of Touraine as a French intellectual. He asserts that the family, not higher education, is the most important "school" in the process of reproducing society. Kerr places more emphasis than does Touraine on the labor market, on the production functions (training of skills and advancing technology) of the vast nonelite segments of American higher education, on the long-term impacts of science in changing society, and on scholarly criticism in affecting transformations, and places less emphasis on sporadic political protests by faculty and students. He agrees with Touraine however, in his two great themes: (1) that you cannot understand the academic system unless you first understand society; and (2) that the rise of the university must be understood to understand modern society, where "knowledge is power." This volume will be important to all those interested in higher education, whether as participants or observers.

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: un

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