Society And Technological Change

Author : Rudi Volti
ISBN : 1319058256
Genre : Social Science
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Society and Technological Change is the best text available for undergraduate courses exploring the relationship between societal and technological change Brimming with Rudi Volti’s expertise and enthusiasm for its dynamic subject, this always timely volume helps students grasp the vast societal implications of a wide range of technological breakthroughs, both historic and contemporary.
Category: Social Science

Society And Technological Change

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781619060005
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Society and Technological Change. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Technology Values And Society

Author : Mitra Das
ISBN : 1433101890
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.53 MB
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Technology is not value-free; nor does it exist in a vacuum. It needs a social basis - technology is affected by society and influences it. "Technology, Values, and Society" illustrates this using an examination of cross-cultural case studies representing simple, intermediate, and complex societies. Certain forms of technology exist when conducive values and structures sustain them. However, this relationship is not one-way. Technological changes do precipitate social and value changes. It is impossible to sustain egalitarian values in a society involving technology based on hierarchical relationships. Understanding this connection is vital if we are to keep some control over the way in which technology affects us. This revised edition brings the topic to life for both faculty and students.
Category: Social Science

Technological Change And Societal Growth Analyzing The Future

Author : Coakes, Elayne
ISBN : 9781466602014
Genre : Computers
File Size : 47.52 MB
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"This book provides a practical and comprehensive forum for exchanging research ideas and down-to-earth practices which bridge the social and technical gap within organizations and society at large"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers

Retooling

Author : Rosalind Williams
ISBN : 0262265060
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 49.60 MB
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When Warren Kendall Lewis left Spring Garden Farm in Delaware in 1901 to enter MIT, he had no idea that he was becoming part of a profession that would bring untold good to his country but would also contribute to the death of his family's farm. In this book written a century later, Professor Lewis's granddaughter, a cultural historian who has served in the administration of MIT, uses her grandfather's and her own experience to make sense of the rapidly changing role of technology in contemporary life.Rosalind Williams served as Dean of Students and Undergraduate Education at MIT from 1995 through 2000. From this vantage point, she watched a wave of changes, some planned and some unexpected, transform many aspects of social and working life--from how students are taught to how research and accounting are done -- at this major site of technological innovation. In Retooling, she uses this local knowledge to draw more general insights into contemporary society's obsession with technology.Today technology-driven change defines human desires, anxieties, memories, imagination, and experiences of time and space in unprecedented ways. But technology, and specifically information technology, does not simply influence culture and society; it is itself inherently cultural and social. If there is to be any reconciliation between technological change and community, Williams argues, it will come from connecting technological and social innovation -- a connection demonstrated in the history that unfolds in this absorbing book.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Technology And Society

Author : Jan L. Harrington
ISBN : 9781449668242
Genre : Computers
File Size : 37.7 MB
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Technology and Society illustrates the impact of technological change, both positive and negative, on our world. The author looks at how technology has brought many positive advancements to our society, and also discusses the significant repercussions that we need to consider. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Category: Computers

Global Technological Change

Author : Zhouying Jin
ISBN : 9781841503769
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 23.72 MB
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"Translated from the second Chinese edition published by Peking University Press in Beijing, July 2010."--T.p. verso.
Category: Social Science

Cars And Culture

Author : Rudi Volti
ISBN : 0801883997
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53.5 MB
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One of the leading artifacts of modern technology, the automobile has shaped our physical, economic, social, and cultural environment. A comprehensive history, this book highlights the technical changes that altered the appearance and performance of automobiles, along with the myriad forces that have shaped the car's development.
Category: Business & Economics

The Management Of Technology

Author : Joseph Antonio Raffaele
ISBN : NWU:35556016571424
Genre : Social Science
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Presents an overview of the nature of modern technology and its relationships with science, engineering, and religion. The social and political forces which increasingly impinge on technological development are analyzed within the framework of broad institutional change. The author's critical perspective will be welcomed by scholars and students troubled by society's growing reliance on technological solutions to complex social and political problems.
Category: Social Science

Technological Change And The Transformation Of America

Author : Steven E. Goldberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038233149
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of original essays examines modern technology in light of American intellectual and social history. Goldberg and Strain have arranged the essays in four sections, each treating a dimension of American culture: consciousness, work, politics, and community. The book is distinguished not only by the breadth of its perspective but also by the quality of its contributors, notably Christopher Lasch, Leo Marx, John Kasson, Albert Borgmann, Irving Bluestone, and Senator Charles McC. Mathias. The essays address a series of hard choices: mass production or flexible specialization, computer surveillance as the protection or violation of human rights, economic mobility or cohesive community, progress as technological expansion or as the fulfillment of political ideals. This volume shows how the choices made in the development of technology, both historically and today, spring from cultural traditions and beliefs.
Category: Social Science