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Technological Change Methods and Themes in the History of Technology

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ISBN-10: 3718657929

ISBN-13: 9783718657926

Edition: 2004

Authors: Robert Fox

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List price: $200.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/1/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584

Preface
Introduction: Methods and themes in the history of technology
The social construction of technology: a review
Towards a history of technological thought
Bodies, fields, and factories: technologies and understandings in the age of revolutions
Evolution and technological change: a new metaphor for economic history?
Lynn White's Medieval Technology and Social Change after thirty years
Medieval technology and the historians: the evidence for the mill
Law, espionage, and the transfer of technology from eighteenth century Britain
Concepts of invention and the patent controversy in Victorian Britain
Technological change during the first industrial revolution: the paradigm case of textiles, 1688-1851
Technology transfer and industrial transformation: an interpretation of the pattern of economic development circa 1870-1914
The Japan that can say No: the rise of techno-nationalism and its impact on technological change
Politics and the passion for production: France and the USSR in the 1930s
Managing complexity: interdisciplinary advisory committees
How do we know the properties of artefacts? Applying the sociology of knowledge to technology
Index