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What is the difference between science and technology? How might we articulate that? What is the relationship of technology to society? What is the difference between technology and society? Why do any of these questions matter? Because if This one might open eyes. Because if we are to be functional citizens of a democracy dysfunctional as our own is, in the US we need to at least try to understand the answers.
One thing Rudi Volti taught me through this text was this - and it seems to be absolute: While technology gives to us something with the one hand, it takes something away with the other. Some people will experience benefit, others will experience detriment. Government policies, and social engineering forces unwitting or not drive the course of benefit vs detriment. Not to consider these propositions leads us to a wealth of things and impoverishment of our humanity.
Jun 10, Karla rated it it was ok Shelves: own. I'm looking forward to winter so I can burn this book without feeling too bad. Read this for a college course and it amazes me how technology has evolved. Jul 14, Richard rated it liked it. Nov 02, Jay Buckley rated it it was ok. Long words simple topics. I was actually pleasantly surprised, as this was the guiding text for a course I took.
While the text is dry, it covers a lot of interesting material and connects all of the concepts. Feb 15, Katie Reece rated it liked it.
Assigned it to my technology and society course. Most students enjoyed the conversations created by Volti's ideas. Evaluations of this book from my class were positive. I do realize this is not a leisure read, I wouldn't have read it without my job.
Mar 28, Hammad Ali rated it did not like it. Oct 24, Kirk rated it it was ok. Oh, it has a 2.
Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Pitzer Faculty Books. Because if we are to be functional citizens of a democracy dysfunctional as our own is, in the US we need to at least try to understand the answers. A reader of seminar texts with up-to-date and cutting edge scienitific literature will be made available at the start of the semester. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.
I'm looking forward to this!!!! Sep 28, Aaron rated it it was ok. Basic textbook intro to tech's effects on society.
Need this for a class. Unlike most textbooks, I actually enjoyed reading it though. It's interesting. I also love that it was novel sized, so it didn't weight my backpack. Rudi Volti is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College, and he is a founding member of the program in Science, Technology, and Society of the.
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