A Companion to American Technology

A Companion to American Technology

Editor(s): Carroll Pursell

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631228448

Online ISBN: 9780470696088

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696088

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Beginnings

  2. Part II: Sites of Production

  3. Part III: Sites of Contest

  4. Part IV: Technological Systems

  5. Part V: Producing and Reading Technological Culture

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