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A Companion to American Technology

Carroll Pursell (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22844-8
474 pages
February 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in America.
  • 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most important features of American technology, including developments in automobiles, television, and computing
  • Analyzes the ways in which technologies are organized, such as in the engineering profession, government, medicine and agriculture
  • Includes discussions of how technologies interact with race, gender, class, and other organizing structures in American society
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PART I: BEGINNINGS.

PART II: SITES OF PRODUCTION.

PART III: SITES OF CONTEST.

PART IV: TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.

PART V: PRODUCING AND READING TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURE
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Carroll Pursell is Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, and Adjunct professor of Modern History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of White Heat: People and Technology (1994) and The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology (2nd edition, 2007), and the editor of Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas (2nd edition, 1990) and American Technology (Blackwell, 2000).
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  • An authoritative volume that surveys the history and historiography of American Technology
  • 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most important features of American technology, including developments in automobiles, television, and computing
  • Analyzes the ways in which technologies are organized, such as in the engineering profession, government, medicine and agriculture
  • Includes discussions of how technologies interact with race, gender, class, and other organizing structures in American society
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"These essays serve the purpose of establishing a base of information for the reader to better understand the process of technology, how it is defined, and how it can be traced throughout the history of the nation ... An excellent collection."
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"The very breadth of the subject matter and analytical techniques in these contributions is extremely impressive. A stimulating collection."
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"Highly recommended."
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