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Techno-fixers : origins and implications of technological faith

Autore: Sean Johnston
Pubblicazione: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2020]
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"A critical examination of modern faith in technology, Techno-Fixers evaluates past mistakes, present implications, and future opportunities for innovating societies."--
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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Johnston, Sean, 1956-
Techno-fixers.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1125323650
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sean Johnston
ISBN: 9780228001324 0228001323
Numero OCLC: 1125323551
Descrizione: xvi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Modern times and technological faith --
Rational society : the technocrats and "technological social design" --
Mid-century confidences --
Engineering culture : Alvin Weinberg and the packaging of technological fixes --
Technological promises in popular culture --
Tracing life histories of technological choices --
Implications of technological confidence --
The future for fixing.
Responsabilità: Sean F. Johnston.

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An engaging study of the history and consequences of technological fixes and the belief that they can overcome social and political problems.  Per saperne di più…

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"Sean Johnston has written an innovative study of a movement that has become a dominant feature of the modern world's obsession with technology. This is an important story that will be of interest to Per saperne di più…

 
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