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A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreakingcollection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-definephenomenon of "technology" in America. * 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most importantfeatures of American technology, including developments inautomobiles, television, and computing * Analyzes the ways in which technologies are organized, such asin the engineering profession, government, medicine andagriculture * Includes discussions of how technologies interact with race,gender, class, and other organizing structures in Americansociety…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreakingcollection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-definephenomenon of "technology" in America. * 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most importantfeatures of American technology, including developments inautomobiles, television, and computing * Analyzes the ways in which technologies are organized, such asin the engineering profession, government, medicine andagriculture * Includes discussions of how technologies interact with race,gender, class, and other organizing structures in Americansociety

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 480
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30. April 2008
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780470695333
  • Artikelnr.: 38196747
Autorenporträt
Carroll Pursell is Adeline Barry Davee Professor and Chair of the History Department at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of White Heat: People and Technology (1994) and The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology (1995), and the editor of Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas (2nd edition, 1990) and American Technology (Blackwell, 2000).
Inhaltsangabe
PART I: BEGINNINGS.

PART II: SITES OF PRODUCTION.

PART III: SITES OF CONTEST.

PART IV: TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.

PART V: PRODUCING AND READING TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURE
Rezensionen
"These essays serve the purpose of establishing a base ofinformation for the reader to better understand the process oftechnology, how it is defined, and how it can be traced throughoutthe history of the nation ... An excellent collection."
Journal of Southern History

"The very breadth of the subject matter and analyticaltechniques in these contributions is extremely impressive. Astimulating collection."
History

"Highly recommended."
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