Technology Studies (Key Issues for the 21st Century)

Technology Studies (Key Issues for the 21st Century)

By: Rayvon David Fouche (editor)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability


Technology, in its current usage, can most simply be understood to have three components: artifacts, practices, and knowledge. Artifacts are the material objects that exist in the world. Practices are the methods and techniques used to interact with artifacts and knowledge represents the underlying theoretical and conceptual paradigms that influence technology in different cultural contexts. Using these components as the framework, this four volume major work traces the intellectual, scholarly, and public evolution of technology studies and ultimately questions whether technologies are truly autonomous within the societies they inhabit and whether or not technological changes drive social changes. Rayvon David Fouche presents the evolving conceptualizations of technology to understand the ways in which technology has shaped global society. Technology Studies is part of the 'Key Issues for the 21st Century' series published by SAGE which brings together collections on those critical issues that will shape our future. This four-volume set covers: Volume 1: Conceptualizing Technology Volume 2: Theorizing Technological Change Volume 3: Politics of Technology Volume 4: Technology and Culture

Create a review


Introduction - Rayvon Fouche Volume One Conceptualizing Technology The Question Concerning Technology - Martin Heidegger Technology - Leo Marx The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept From Innovation to Use - David Edgerton Ten Eclectic Theses on the History of Technology Reflexivity in Technology Studies - Christopher Hamlin Toward a Technology of Technology (and Science)? How Machines Make History, and How Historians (and Others) Help Them to Do So - Thomas J Misa Technik Comes to America - Eric Shatzberg Changing Meanings of Technology before 1930 The Technological Order - Jacques Ellul Technology and Science as Ideology - J[um]urgen Habermas Marx and the Machine - Donald MacKenzie Karl Marx and the Three Faces of Technological Determinism - Bruce Bimber On the Notion of Technology as Ideology - Robert B Pippin Prospects Do Machines Make History? - Robert Heilbroner Technological Momentum - Thomas Parke Hughes Hydrogenation in Germany, 1900-1933 Determinism and Indeterminancy in the History of Technology - Philip Scranton The Machine in the Garden - Leo Marx Volume Two Theorizing Technological Change The Social Construction of Facts and Artefacts - Trevor J Pinch and Wiebe E Bijker Or, How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology Might Benefit Each Other Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty - Langdon Winner Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Technology Users as Agents of Technological Change - Ronald Kline and Trevor J Pinch The Social Construction of the Automobile in the Rural United States The Social Construction of Technology - Hans K Klien and Daniel Lee Kleinmann Structural Considerations The Seamless Web - Thomas P Hughes Technology, Science, Etcetera, Etcetera Technology and Heterogeneous Engineering - John Law The Case of the Portuguese Expansion Technology Is Society Made Durable - Bruno Latour Mixing Humans and Non-Humans Together - Jim Johnson The Sociology of a Door-Closer Society in the Making - Michel Callon The Study of Technology as a Tool for Sociological Analysis The Turn to Technology in Social Studies of Science - Steve Woolgar From Fordism to Flexible Accumulations - David Harvey Impure Reason - Andrew Feenberg Technological Dramas - Bryan Pfaffenberger Machinic Heterogenesis - Felix Guattari Studying Obduracy in the City - Anique Hommels Toward a Productive Fusion between Technology Studies and Urban Studies Bourdieu, Technique and Technology - Jonathan Sterne Volume Three Politics of Technology Do Artifacts Have Politics? - Langdon Winner Do Politics Have Artifacts? - Bernward Joerges Do Artefacts Have Ambivalence? - Steve Woolgar and Geoff Cooper Scams Cannot Be Busted - Bernward Joerges Reply to Woolgar and Cooper From the Molar to the Molecular - Pierre L[ac]evy The Technology of Collective Intelligence Why the Future Doesn't Need Us - Bill Joy Cybernetics, Management Science and Technology Policy - Ronald R Kline The Emergence of 'Information Technology' as a Keyword, 1948-1985 The Immortal Mind - David F Noble Artificial Intelligence Welcome to Cyberia - Arturo Escobar Notes on the Anthropology of Cyberculture Four Puzzles from Cyberspace - Lawrence Lessig Emerging Sources of Labor on the Internet - Hector Postigo The Case of America Online Volunteers Bodies of Evidence - Sharon Traweek Law and Order, Sexy Machines and the Erotics of Fieldwork among Physicists Cybertyping and the Work of Race in the Age of Digital Reproduction - Lisa Nakamura Our Narcotic Modernity - Avital Ronell Technological Fetishism and the Techno-Cultural Unconscious - R L Rutsky Locating the Technological Real - Mark Hansen Volume Four Technology and Culture Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud - Rayvon Fouch[ac]e African Americans, American Artifactual Culture and Black Vernacular Technological Creativity Bleaching the Ethiopian - Carolyn Thomas de la Pena Desegregating Race and Technology through Early E-Ray Experiments African American Modernism and the Techno-Dialogic - Joel Dinerstein From John Henry to Duke Ellington The 'Industrial Revolution' in the Home - Ruth Schwartz Cowan Household Technology and Social Change in the 20th Century A Cyborg Manifesto - Donna Haraway Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism in the Late 20th Century Reading Cyborgs, Writing Feminism - Anne Balsamo Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture Unsettled Discourses - Ruth Oldenziel What Makes Washday Less Blue? Gender, Nation and Technology Choice in Post-War Canada - Joy Parr The Job Nobody Wanted - Rachel P Maines Astronauts in the Sperm World - Nelly Oudshoorn The Renegotiation of Masculine Identities in Discourses on Male Contraceptives Potency in All the Right Places - Laura Mamo and Jennifer R Fishman Viagra as a Technology of the Gendered Body Fertile Ground - Charis Thompson Feminist Theorize Reproductive Technologies Reflections on Gender and Technology Studies - Judy Wajcman In What State Is the Art? Sound Studies - Trevor J Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld New Technologies and Music Fragility and Noise - Albert Borgmann

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412933964
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1344
  • ID: 9781412933964
  • ISBN10: 141293396X

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly