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Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change

ISBN-10: 0262522276

ISBN-13: 9780262522274

Edition: 1997 (Reprint)

Authors: Wiebe E. Bijker

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By examining the bicycle, bakelite and the fluorescent bulb the author uncovers the social roots of technology and makes it more amenable to the democratic process. In so doing he exposes the issues involved in sociotechnical change.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/3/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Wiebe E. Bijker is Professor at Maastricht University and the author of Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change (MIT Press) and other books.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
King of the Road: The Social Construction of the Safety Bicycle
The Fourth Kingdom: The Social construction of Bakelite
The Majesty of Day light: The Social Construction of Fluorescent Lighting
Conclusion: The Politics of Sociotechnical Change
Notes
References
Name Index
Subject Index