Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
Foyalty 85

The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (Paperback)

£27.95
Despatched in 2 business days.

Synopsis

An anniversary edition of an influential book that introduced a groundbreaking approach to the study of science, technology, and society.



This pioneering book, first published in 1987, launched the new field of social studies of technology. It introduced a method of inquiry-social construction of technology, or SCOT-that became a key part of the wider discipline of science and technology studies. The book helped the MIT Press shape its STS list and inspired the Inside Technology series. The thirteen essays in the book tell stories about such varied technologies as thirteenth-century galleys, eighteenth-century cooking stoves, and twentieth-century missile systems. Taken together, they affirm the fruitfulness of an approach to the study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions, and they demonstrate the illuminating effects of the integration of empirics and theory. The approaches in this volume-collectively called SCOT (after the volume's title) have since broadened their scope, and twenty-five years after the publication of this book, it is difficult to think of a technology that has not been studied from a SCOT perspective and impossible to think of a technology that cannot be studied that way.

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. Thomas P. Hughes is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Trevor Pinch is Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University and coeditor of The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (anniversary edition, MIT Press). Deborah G. Douglas is Curator of Science and Technology at the MIT Museum. She was the curator and project director for the MIT 150 Exhibition.

More books by Wiebe E. Bijker

More books by Thomas P. Hughes

More books by Trevor Pinch

More books by Deborah G. Douglas

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Zarina Bhimji: Lead White
(Paperback)
Zarina Bhimji
 
 
£24.99
 
In Miniature: How Small Things...
(Hardback)
Simon Garfield
 
 
£14.99
 
Signed First Edition - In Miniature:...
(Hardback)
SIMON GARFIELD
 
 
£14.99
 
Ethnography for a Data-Saturated World
(Hardback)
Hannah Knox; Dawn Nafus
 
 
£75.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close