Technology and society building our sociotechnical future

TitleTechnology and society building our sociotechnical future
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJohnson, DG, Wetmore, JM
Series TitleInside technology; Variation: Inside technology.
Pagination(xv, 623 p. : ill., map
PublisherCambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780262101240
Accession Number310353643
KeywordsTechnological , technology
AbstractAn anthology of essays looking at the interconnections between technology, society, and values, this collection provides a wide-ranging look at how technology shapes society, and how society shapes technology. This book covers many different important issues, as well as giving readers a new perspective on issues such as globalization, the balance between security and privacy, environmental justice, and poverty in the developing world. Includes: VISIONS OF A TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURE: "Technology and Social Justice" / Freeman J. Dyson -- "The Machine Stops" / E. M. Forster -- "The Prolongation of Life" / Francis Fukuyama -- "Reproductive Ectogenesis: The Third Era of Human Reproduction and Some Moral Consequences" / Stellan Welin -- "Nanotechnology: Shaping the World Atom by Atom" / Interagency Working Group on Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology -- "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us" / Bill Joy -- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY: "Do Machines Make History?" / Robert L. Heilbroner -- "The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts" / Trevor Pinch and Wiebe Bijker -- "Technological Momentum" / Thomas P. Hughes -- "Where Are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts" / Bruno Latour -- "Code Is Law" / Lawrence Lessig -- "The Intersection of Culture, Gender, and Technology" / Patrick D. Hopkins -- TECHNOLOGY AND VALUES: "Do Artifacts Have Politics?" / Langdon Winner -- "Control: Human and Nonhuman Robots" / George Ritzer -- White / Richard Dyer -- "Manufacturing Gender in Commercial and Military Cockpit Design" / Rachel N. Weber -- "Pas de Trois: Science, Technology, and the Marketplace" / Daniel Sarewitz -- "Amish Technology: Reinforcing Values and Building Community" / Jameson M. Wetmore -- THE COMPLEX NATURE OF SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEMS: "Will Small Be Beautiful? Making Policies for Our Nanotech Future" / W. Patrick McCray -- "Sociotechnical Complexity: Redesigning a Shielding Wall" / Dominique Vinck -- "The Naked Launch: Assigning Blame for the Challenger Explosion" / Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch -- "Bodies, Machines, and Male Power" / M. Carme Alemany Gomez -- "Crash!: Nuclear Fuel Flasks and Anti-Misting Kerosene on Trial" / Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch -- "When Is a Work Around? Conflict and Negotiation in Computer Systems Development" / Neil Pollock -- TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY CHALLENGES: "Shaping Technology for the 'Good Life': The Technological Imperative versus the Social Imperative" / Gary Chapman -- "The Feminization of Work in the Information Age" / Judy Wajcman -- "Nanotechnology and the Developing World" / Fabio Salamanca-Buentello, Deepa L. Persad, Erin B. Court, Douglas K. Martin, Abdallah S. Daar and Peter A. Singer -- "Nanotechnology and the Developing World: Will Nanotechnology Overcome Poverty or Widen Disparities?" / Noela Invernizzi and Guillermo Foladori -- "People's Science in Action: The Politics of Protest and Knowledge Brokering in India" / Roopali Phadke -- "Security Trade-Offs Are Subjective" and "Technology Creates Security Imbalances" / Bruce Schneier -- "Questioning Surveillance and Security" / Torin Monahan -- Energy, Society, and Environment: Technology for a Sustainable Future / David Elliott -- Introduction to Environmental Justice: Creating Equality, Reclaiming Democracy / Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette -- "Icarus 2.0: A Historian's Perspective on Human Biological Enhancement" / Michael Bess.
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