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History of Technology - Science, Technology, Society (STS)

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The list author says: "Some of the reference books for this field, that introduced new concepts. There are many articles discussing and citing these. If you are new to the field, I think it is best to start with the "foundation" then the other groups of authors.
STS foundation: Pintch-Bijker, Hughes, Callon, Nelson, Winter, Dosi, Kemp (social constructivist models, technological paradigm, sustainability)
STS intermediate: Freeman, Perez (change, economics theory, development of the technology paradigm with the innovation model)
STS advanced: Goldman, and any recent (technology policy, philosophy of technology)
Altough history of science/philosophy of science sound to be a similar field, in fact I found it to be quite different. History of science is more about how scientific reasoning is done, how the logical approaches are different, while I found that history of technology is much closer to sociology, and analysing the behaviour of the technology driven world around us.
My experience of teaching Technology as a Social Problem, Technology Assessment and similar courses to engineering students, is that they find very interesting to take a reflexive view on our own behaviour. Then, my experience of working in corporate R&D, is that having some understanding of the social processes of the technology world can make the innovation process much more efficient, greatly speeding up route to market and troubleshooting."
The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
"One of the main reference works in STS (Science, Technology, Society). It has articles collected about the topic, published in 1989. To me, the most interesting is still "The evolution of large technological systems" by Thomas P. Hughes. I could hardly imagine a bookshelf of history of technology without this book. (Social constructivist model)"
Shaping Technology / Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change (Inside Technology)
Shaping Technology / Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change (Inside Technology)
"A many times referenced book in history of technology. This is a collection of articles of many authors, originally presented in 1987 in a workshop in the Netherlands. Shaping technology, technological frame, seamless web. (Social constructivist model)"
Human-Built World: How to Think about Technology and Culture (science.culture)
Human-Built World: How to Think about Technology and Culture (science.culture)
"Model of technological systems. (Social constructivist model)"
Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 (Softshell Books)
Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 (Softshell Books)
"(Social constructivist model) A reconstruction and critical analysis in history of technology from Hughes, creating the model of technological systems."
Acting in an Uncertain World: An Essay on Technical Democracy (Inside Technology)
Acting in an Uncertain World: An Essay on Technical Democracy (Inside Technology)
"Actor-network-theory (Social constructivist model)."
An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change (Belknap Press)
An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change (Belknap Press)
"Social constructivist model, economics background."
Technical Change
Technical Change
Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change
Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change
Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change
Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change
Technology Policy and Economic Performance: Lessons from Japan
Technology Policy and Economic Performance: Lessons from Japan
"Technological change and economics theory."
The Economics of Industrial Innovation
The Economics of Industrial Innovation
"Technological change and economics theory."
As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution
As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution
Systems of Innovation: Selected Essays in Evolutionary Economics
Systems of Innovation: Selected Essays in Evolutionary Economics
Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages
Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages
"Innovation based further development of the Nelson-Winter technological paradigm model."
21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy
21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy
"Steven L. Goldman"
Science, Technology, and Social Progress (Research in Technology Studies)
Science, Technology, and Social Progress (Research in Technology Studies)
Shaping Technology, Guiding Policy: Concepts, Spaces and Tools
Shaping Technology, Guiding Policy: Concepts, Spaces and Tools
Knowing Machines: Essays on Technical Change (Inside Technology)
Knowing Machines: Essays on Technical Change (Inside Technology)
The Social Shaping of Technology
The Social Shaping of Technology
"Mackenzize is also among the most referenced authors in STS."
Handbook of Science and Technology Studies
Handbook of Science and Technology Studies
Divided We Stand: Re-Defining Politics, Technology, and Social Choice
Divided We Stand: Re-Defining Politics, Technology, and Social Choice
"Two dimensions of sociality and the four rationalities, technological decision making, four political cultures, technology assessment"
The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I
The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I
"Interconnected nodes, inclusion/exclusion, communication codes, switchers and power holders, global networks of capital/management/information, nature and culture."
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