Technology And Society, Second Edition: Building Our Sociotechnical Future

August 24, 2021|
Technology And Society, Second Edition: Building Our Sociotechnical Future by Deborah G. Johnson
$73.00
Paperback
Earn 365 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Pre-order online.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

Writings by thinkers ranging from Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain to Bruno Latour that focus on the interconnections of technology, society, and values.

Technological change does not happen in a vacuum; decisions about which technologies to develop, fund, market, and use engage ideas about values as well as calculations of costs and benefits. In order to influence the development of technology for the better, we must first understand how technology and society are inextricably bound together. These writings--by thinkers ranging from Bruno Latour to Francis Fukuyama--help us do just that, examining how people shape technology and how technology shapes people. This second edition updates the original significantly, offering twenty-one new essays along with fifteen from the first edition.

The book first presents visions of the future that range from technological utopias to cautionary tales and then introduces several major STS theories. It examines human and social values and how they are embedded in technological choices and explores the interesting and subtle complexities of the technology-society relationship. Remedying a gap in earlier theorizing in the field, many of the texts illustrate how race and gender are intertwined with technology. Finally, the book offers a set of readings that focus on the sociotechnical challenges we face today, treating topics that include cybersecurity, geoengineering, and the myth of neutral technology.
Deborah G. Johnson is Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor Emeritus in the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the School of Engineering of the University of Virginia. Jameson M. Wetmore is Associate Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.
Loading
Title:Technology And Society, Second Edition: Building Our Sociotechnical Future
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:600 pages, 10 X 7 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:600 pages, 10 X 7 X 1 in
Published:August 24, 2021
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262539968

Recently Viewed
|