A social history of American technology

Ruth Schwartz Cowan

A Social History of American Technology is a textbook survey of American technology from the early seventeenth century to the present. The concept of technological systems is used as a unifying theme to demonstrate the notion that technological change is neither sudden nor discontinuous, but is always closely related to social developments which determine both the kinds of tools developed and the ways in which they are utilized. Cowan demonstrates that the way in which Americans have viewed technology has been as important as the scientific developments themselves, and in a fascinating final chapter she examines the vast social implications of recent technological developments such as atomic energy, birth control, genetic engineering and personal computers, and the ways in which they are causing changes in America's political, social and economic structure.

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書名 A social history of American technology
著作者等 Cowan, Ruth Schwartz
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 x, 342 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0195046056
NCID BA29504258
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国