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

@inproceedings{Bijker1987TheSC,
  title={The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology},
  author={W. Bijker and T. P. Hughes and T. Pinch},
  year={1987}
}
  • W. Bijker, T. P. Hughes, T. Pinch
  • Published 1987
  • Sociology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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