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: History of Technology - Science, Technology, Society (STS) - Imre Oliver Kozak (Amazon) -
March 28, 2012
"The list author says: "Some of the reference books for this field, that introduced new concepts. There are many articles discussing and citing these. If you are new to the field, I think it is best to start with the "foundation" then the other groups of authors. STS foundation: Pintch-Bijker, Hughes, Callon, Nelson, Winter, Dosi, Kemp (social constructivist models, technological paradigm, sustainability) STS intermediate: Freeman, Perez (change, economics theory, development of the technology paradigm with the innovation model) STS advanced: Goldman, and any recent (technology policy, philosophy of technology) Altough history of science/philosophy of science sound to be a similar field, in fact I found it to be quite different. History of science is more about how scientific reasoning is done, how the logical approaches are different, while I found that history of technology is much closer to sociology, and analysing the behaviour of the technology driven world around us. My experience of teaching Technology as a Social Problem, Technology Assessment and similar courses to engineering students, is that they find very interesting to take a reflexive view on our own behaviour. Then, my experience of working in corporate R&D, is that having some understanding of the social processes of the technology world can make the innovation process much more efficient, greatly speeding up route to market and troubleshooting."" -
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