The Meaning of Technology. Selected Readings from American Sources

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Univ. Politèc. de Catalunya, 2010 - 224 páginas
The significance of "technology" has been subject of continuous discussion. This selection of readings, ranging from primary sources to scholarly and critical works and literary renderings, is intended to furnish elements for that discussion. The history of the United States began with the advent of the industrial revolution, which, in turn, became an integral part of American national and cultural identity. Accordingly, that country provides an appropriate setting in which to examine the debate on technology. The reader is asked to relate the selected views herein included to his or her own notion of technology and progress as they both relate to the also controversial terms of culture, ideology, nature and gender
 

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Preface
7
From The Lowell Mills Harriet Farley 1844 23
22
Global Linking Walt Whitman 1855
39
Praising the Automobile Theodore Dreiser 1916 55
54
The Roots of American Automobile Culture James J Flink 1975
69
Nuclear Peril J Robert Oppenheimer 1945
83
ENIAC Kurt Vonnegut 1952 103
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DDT Malcolm Gladwell 2001
119
Technocracy Theodore Roszak 1968 133
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Technology as a Social Process David F Noble 1977 151
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Engineering and the Liberal Arts Samuel C Florman 1987
169
Emergence of the Word Technology Leo Marx 1994
183
Digital Future Nicholas Negroponte 1995
197
Further Reading
215
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