The social production of technology

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BAS , Goteborg
Technology -- Social asp
Statementedited by Hans Glimell, Oskar Juhlin.
ContributionsGlimell, Hans, 1948-, Juhlin, Oskar.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 228 p. :
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Open LibraryOL19087360M
ISBN 10917246187X

The second of these books won the Ludwig Fleck prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science, and was joint winner of the Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association. His numerous articles in the sociology and social history of science and technology have won three further international prizes, and have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Polish and Greek.5/5(1).

A Social History of American Technology, Second Edition, tells the story of American technology from the tools used by its earliest inhabitants to the technological systems cars and computers, aircraft and antibiotics that we are familiar with today.

Ruth Schwartz Cowan and Matthew H. Hersch demonstrate how technological change has always been closely related to social and economic development, and examine the important mutual relationships between social history and technological by: Bottom line for social constructivists is that technology (and science, though there appears to be some this book is a compendium of essays.

However, instead of exploring technological determinism, this book explores the opposite end of the spectrum: sociological constructivism/5.

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This book’s initial interest in engineers stemmed from a conjunction of two concerns, each deriving from a separate tradition of intellectual discourse. On the one hand engineers have received attention as bearers of a special kind of knowledge, knowledge critical to production in high-technology by: General arguments are introduced about the relation of technology to society and different types of technology are examined: the technology of production; domestic and reproductive technology; and military technology.

The book draws on authors from Karl Marx to Cynthia Cockburn to show that production technology is shaped by social relations in the workplace/5(33). General arguments are introduced about the relation of technology to society and different types of technology are examined: the technology of production: domestic and reproductive technology; and military technology.

The book draws on authors from Karl Marx to Cynthia Cockburn to show that production technology is shaped by social relations in 5/5(1). technology, and women's rôle in the production and consumption of technology, as well as its design. Feminist research draws our attention to the mutual shaping of gender and technology.

The Culture of Technology examines our often conflicting attitudes toward nuclear weapons, biological technologies, pollution, Third World development, automation, social medicine, and industrial decline.

It disputes the common idea that technology is "value-free" and shows that its development and use are conditioned by many factors-political and cultural as well as economic and scientific. Whilst a great deal of progress has been made in recent decades, concerns persist about the course of the social sciences.

Progress in these disciplines is hard to assess and core scientific goals such as discovery, transparency, reproducibility, and cumulation remain frustratingly out of reach. A Social History of American Technology. Second Edition. Ruth Schwartz Cowan and Matthew H. Hersch. A Social History of American Technology, Second Edition, tells the story of American technology from the tools used by its earliest inhabitants to the technological systems--cars and computers, aircraft and antibiotics--that we are familiar with Schwartz Cowan and Matthew.

My book on biotechnology regulation, Designs on Nature, can be read as an extended case study of co-production, with an empirical focus on the life sciences and technologies; see also my work on global governance.

Key papers include: “Ordering Knowledge, Ordering Society,” in Jasanoff, ed., States of Knowledge, pp. Social Aspects of Technology: Books.

Hardcover $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ Hardcover $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ The authors also present a third aspect of the social production of news – “the moment of the construction of the news story itself,” in which media, in an effort to make the world comprehensible, gives meaning to events (p.

This introduction is noteworthy for two reasons. the technology transfer have connected technology directly with knowledge and more attention is given to the process. of research and developm ent (Dunning, ). By scrut inizing the technology. Portions of this book are adapted from the following articles with the kind permission of the Bias of Technology," Pippin, Feenberg, Webel, eds., Marcuse: Critical Theory and the Promise of individuals to by: General arguments are introduced about the relation of technology to society and different types of technology are examined: the technology of production; domestic and reproductive technology; and military technology.

The book draws on authors from Karl Marx to Cynthia Cockburn to show that production technology is shaped by social relations in. The Social Shaping of Technology Paperback – 1 Jun The book draws on authors from Karl Marx to Cynthia Cockburn to show that production technology is shaped by social relations in the workplace.

It moves on to the technologies of the household and biological reproduction, which are topics that male-dominated social science has 5/5(2). The Social Impact of Computers should be read as a guide to the social implications of current and future applications of computers.

Among the basic themes presented are the following: the changing nature of work in response to technological innovation as well as the threat to jobs; personal freedom in the machine age as manifested by challenges to privacy, dignity, and work; the relationship Book Edition: 1.

1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (). This page tome captures the key moments and thoughts of Steve Jobs, c0-founder of Apple.

Isaacson built a. Social construction of technology (also referred to as SCOT) is a theory within the field of science and technology tes of SCOT—that is, social constructivists—argue that technology does not determine human action, but that rather, human action shapes technology.

They also argue that the ways a technology is used cannot be understood without understanding how that technology. Musculoskeletal problems. When you use a smartphone, the chances are that you’re holding your head in an unnatural forward-leaning position.

This position puts a lot of stress on your neck, shoulders, and spine. A small study found a clear association between self-reported addiction to smartphone use and neck : Ann Pietrangelo. Social technology is a way of using human, intellectual and digital resources in order to influence social processes.

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For example, one might use social technology to ease social procedures via social software and social hardware, which might include the use of computers and information technology for governmental procedures or business practices. Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Synopsis of Program: STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society.

STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical Size: KB. Key to social reproduction theory (SRT) is an understanding of the ‘production of goods and services and the production of life are part of one integrated process’, or in other words: acknowledging that race and gender oppression occur capitalistically.

In this article, Susan Ferguson, a contributor to Social Reproduction Theory, shows how SRT can deepen our understanding of everyday life. The book discusses how the clash of opinions on sex and family planning prevents us from making a national commitment to reproductive health; why people in the United States have fewer contraceptive choices than those in many other countries; what we need to do to improve social and medical services for teens and people living in poverty; how.

Social Media And The Future Of The Publishing Industry Social media, blogs, and the emergence of e-books are having an impact on the way content is produced, marketed, and : Kailin Gow. New technology and social media sites are constantly changing, evolving and developing, which means the face of personal communication is also changing.

These changes often mean people are having Author: Hayley Eastman. STRESS IN AMERICA Technology and Social Media Millennials’ Relationship with Tech and Social Media: It’s Complicated Nine in 10 Millennials (93 percent) report that they are somewhat or very comfortable with technology, compared to 79 percent of Matures (93 percent of Gen Xers and 90 percent of Boomers say the same).

Educators and the Evolution of Technology in the Classroom. With the evolution of technology, educational capabilities are growing and changing every day.

The Internet is a vast electronic library of information, and both research and instruction can be achieved through a click of the mouse. Knowledge of the social and cognitive dymanics of science in research is much needed as a basis of science and technology policy-making.

The New Production of Knowledge does a lot to fill this gap. Another unique feature is its discussion of the humanities, which are usually left out in works coming out of the social studies of science ' - Aant.

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K likes. The Social Production introduces you the best way to have fun & create memories on your special event and any occasion. Book your Photo Booth today!/5(46). 1) “The first and most basic one is a technology is a means to fulfill a human purpose.

As a means, a technology may be a method or process or device Or it may be complicated Or it may be material Or it may be nonmaterial. Whichever it is, it is always a means to carry out a human purpose.” 2) “The second definition is a.