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Epartment of General Sciences at the University of Limburg in The Netherlands; Thomas P Hughes is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Trevor Pinch is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of York in England. I have a business background and honestly instead of a history book I have found a primative business book when I finished reading this book The networks and consumption theories that are written here are old

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The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakable The influence of society on technology is subtle The 13 essays in this book draw on a wide array of case studies from cooking stoves to missile systems from 15th century Portugal to today's AI labs to outline an orig. Much like Does Technology Drive History this book is a compendium of essays However instead of exploring technological determinism this book explores the opposite end of the spectrum sociological constructivism I found the essays in this book to be less accessible than Technology s though that may just be because they necessarily take a sociological approach to their analysis Bottom line for social constructivists is that technology and science though there appears to be some consternation regarding the dividing line and whether there is one is given meaning by social groups and that problems Hughes s reverse salient are defined within the context of the meaning assigned by a social group or combination of social groups Because social groups define the problems of technological development there is a flexibility in the way things are designed not one best way 12Of all the essays I like the first the most which offered a theoretical approach of

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Inal research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives eual weight to technical social economic and political uestionsWiebe E Bijker teaches in the D. Astounding book that has completely flipped my way of thinking about historical developments of technology and by extension media objects I was familiar with the approaches put forward in the book through second hand sources but seeing their beginnings and formulations not to mention how they are in dialogue with one another is so much helpful I would really suggest that this be reuired reading for any sort of media history course even though the case studies are dry and do not deal with what we traditionally consider media they are still invaluable for anyone seriously interested in the sociological and historical development of media technologiesIt takes a while to get into the ways of thinking being discussed but once you get it down it all sort of clicks I will say that the final section about AI aren t as useful as the preceding ones but that is a minor uibble

  • Paperback
  • 405
  • The Social Construction of Technological Systems New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
  • Thomas P. Hughes
  • English
  • 27 January 2019
  • 9780262521376

4 thoughts on “The Social Construction of Technological Systems New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology

  1. says:

    Much like Does Technology Drive History? this book is a compendium of essays However instead of exploring technological determinism this book explores the opposite end of the spectrum sociological constructivism I found the essays in this book to be less accessible than Technology's though that may just be because they necessarily take a so

  2. says:

    Astounding book that has completely flipped my way of thinking about historical developments of technology and by extension media objects I was familiar with the approaches put forward in the book through second hand sources but seeing their beginnings and formulations not to mention how they are in dialogue with one another is so much helpful I would really suggest that this be reuired reading for any sort of media his

  3. says:

    I have a business background and honestly instead of a history book I have found a primative business book when I finished reading this book The networks and consumption theories that are written here are old

  4. says:

    Interesting book Very dry and at times geared towards someone with expertise in the field being discussed

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