Engineering the Future, Understanding the Past
Title
Engineering the Future, Understanding the Past
Subtitle
A Social History of Technology
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€ 17,99
ISBN
9789048536504
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eBook PDF (Adobe DRM)
Number of pages
212
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Table of Contents
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Preface Introduction Chapter 1: The Age of Promise, 1815-1914 1.1 Introduction: The Age of Promise, 1815-1914 1.2 Society 1.3 Enterprise 1.4 Users 1.5 Engineers Chapter 2: The Age of Crisis, 1914-1945 2.1 Introduction: The Age of Crisis, 1914-1945 2.2 Society 2.3 Enterprise 2.4 Users 2.5 Engineers Chapter 3: The Age of Technocracy, 1945-1970 3.1 Introduction: The Age of Technocracy, 1945-1970 3.2 Society 3.3 Enterprise 3.4 Users 3.5 Engineers Chapter 4: The Age of Participation, 1970-Now 4.1 Introduction: The Age of Participation, 1970-Now 4.2 Society 4.3 Enterprise 4.4 Users 4.5 Engineers Epilogue: The Future of Engineering 5.1 Introduction: The Future of Engineering 5.2 Society 5.3 Enterprise 5.4 Users 4.5 Engineers

Engineering the Future, Understanding the Past

A Social History of Technology

Technology today is often presented as our best hope of solving the world's social and sustainability problems. And that's nothing new: engineers have always sought to meet the big challenges of their times-even as those challenges have shaped their technology. This book offers a historical look at those interactions between engineering and social challenges, showing how engineers developed solutions to past problems, and looking at the ways that those solutions often bring with them unintended consequences that themselves require solving.
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Authors

Erik van der Vleuten

Erik van der Vleuten is Professor of History of Technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology and scientific director of the Foundation for the History of Technology SHT. He studies the historical co-construction of infrastructure, societal, and environmental changes. Recent books include Europe's Infrastructure Transition: Economy, War, Nature (Palgrave, 2015) and The Making of Europe's Critical Infrastructure: Common Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities (Palgrave, 2013).

Ruth Oldenziel

Ruth Oldenziel is Professor of American-European History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her most recent books are Cycling Cities: The European Experience (2016), Cycling and Recycling: Histories of Sustainable Practices (2015), Hacking Europe: From Computer Cultures to Demoscenes (2014), and Consumers, Tinkerers, Rebels: The People Who Shaped Europe (2013).

Mila Davids

Mila Davids is Assistant Professor of History of Technology at Eindhoven University of technology. She studies the role of technology in business history. Books include Innovatie en kennisinfrastructuur: vele wegen naar vernieuwing. (Amsterdam, 2013)

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