Society and Technological Change

Author: Rudi Volti

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716787327

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the interactions of society and technology. The new fifth edition includes coverage of such timely topics as cloning, stem-cell research, genetically modified foods, terrorism, intellectual property, and the global impact of the internet.

Society and Technological Change

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619060000

Category: Education

Page: 30

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Society and Technological Change. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Technology, Values, and Society

Social Forces in Technological Change

Author: Mitra Das,Shirley Kolack

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433101892

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Technology is not value-free; nor does it exist in a vacuum. It needs a social basis - technology is affected by society and influences it. "Technology, Values, and Society" illustrates this using an examination of cross-cultural case studies representing simple, intermediate, and complex societies. Certain forms of technology exist when conducive values and structures sustain them. However, this relationship is not one-way. Technological changes do precipitate social and value changes. It is impossible to sustain egalitarian values in a society involving technology based on hierarchical relationships. Understanding this connection is vital if we are to keep some control over the way in which technology affects us. This revised edition brings the topic to life for both faculty and students.

Technology and Society

Author: Jan L. Harrington

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449673910

Category: Computers

Page: 296

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Technology and Society illustrates the impact of technological change, both positive and negative, on our world. The author looks at how technology has brought many positive advancements to our society, and also discusses the significant repercussions that we need to consider. Ideal for use in numerous courses taught throughout the Computer Science curriculum, Technology and Society will help students turn outward from their technical studies and look at technology from a global perspective.

Technology and Global Change

Author: Arnulf Grübler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521543323

Category: Science

Page: 464

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This is the first book to comprehensibly describe how technology has shaped society and the environment over the last 200 years. It will be useful for researchers, as a textbook for graduate students, for people engaged in long-term policy planning in industry and government, for environmental activists, and for the wider public interested in history, technology, or environmental issues.

Society and Health

Sociology for Health Professionals

Author: Richard K. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477467

Category: Medical

Page: 374

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-Rick Thomas brings his 30 years experience in the field to the text making it very applied and accessible. -Lots of boxed material. -"Recommended" purchase for all librarians as reviewed in the June 2004 issue of CHOICE.

Knowledge Society, Information Society and Adult Education

Trends, Issues, Challenges

Author: Agnieszka Bron

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825860837

Category: Education

Page: 283

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At the end of the twentieth century, the concept of knowledge advanced to become one of the central factors of society and seemed to gain in importance in the twenty-first century, mostly understood as know-how and technical knowledge. Next to globalisation, knowledge seems to be the leading term both in public, as well as in scientific, discourses. What is more, the prominent status of knowledge is also reflected in the fact that it is used particularly in social sciences to explain complex social transitions and changes. Thus, one of the most widely discussed and debated social diagnoses takes place under the term Knowledge Society. However, the academic discipline of adult education has not yet profoundly engaged in the discourse on Knowledge Society. This book brings together a cross-section of European researchers in adult education who have contributed to the discourse on Knowledge Society from various perspectives. By presenting their recent research results, the book provides an overview of key concepts within the European discourse which, according to observations, is only at the beginning.

Visions of STS

Counterpoints in Science, Technology, and Society Studies

Author: Stephen H. Cutcliffe,Carl Mitcham

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448465

Category: Science

Page: 169

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Maps interconnections between science, technology, and society in order to understand both benefits and costs.

Science, Technology, and Society

A Sourcebook on Research and Practice

Author: David D. Kumar,Daryl E. Chubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306461736

Category: Education

Page: 308

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This volume will take a comprehensive view of STS education, the goals of which are manifold, and include making science and technology literacy available for all Americans, preparing those not bound for college to compete successfully in an increasingly science-and technology-oriented global market, and equipping the average person with the information necessary for making informed personal and policy decisions concerning the role of science and technology in society.

Non-technological and Non-economic Innovations

Contributions to a Theory of Robust Innovation

Author: Steffen Roth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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There is a peculiar dissonance in innovation research. On the one hand, the label innovation is applied to almost everything: new products, processes, services, methods, techniques. Even the diffusion of innovations to all spheres of society is called innovation. On the other hand, we find that the main focus of innovation research is still on bringing technology to market. This dissonance provoked the central questions discussed at the 2nd International Conference on Indicators and Concepts of Innovation (ICICI 2008) on -Non-technological and non-economic innovations and their impact on economy- hosted by the Competence Centre for Management at the Berne School of Business and Administration: What forms and dimensions of non-technological and non-economic innovations can nonetheless be found both theoretically and empirically? What impact do these innovations have on the economy? Are there actually innovations without a non-technological and non-economic dimension, viz. purely technological or economic innovations? Consisting of selected answers to these questions, this volume presents international scholarly approaches beyond the -technology goes economic market- mainstream of innovation research. They are integrated in a theoretical framework for the analysis of socially robust innovations, i.e. innovations that succeed on more than one market and are therefore both more sustainable and more profitable. The 2nd International Conference on Indicators and Concepts of Innovation (ICICI 2008) has been supported by the SCOPES programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation."

Arts, Research, Innovation and Society

Author: Gerald Bast,Elias G. Carayannis,David F. J. Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319099094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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This book explores – at the macro, meso and micro levels and in terms of qualitative as well as quantitative studies – theories, policies and practices about the contributions of artistic research and innovations towards defining new forms of knowledge, knowledge production, as well as knowledge diffusion, absorption and use. Artistic research, artistic innovations and arts-based innovations have been major transformers, as well as disruptors, of the ways in which societies, economies, and political systems perform. Ramifications here refer to the epistemic socio-economic, socio-political and socio-technical base and aesthetic considerations on the one hand, as well as to strategies, policies, and practices on the other, including sustainable enterprise excellence, considerations in the context of knowledge economies, societies and democracies. Creativity in general, and the arts in particular, are increasingly recognized as drivers of cultural, economic, political, social, and scientific innovation and development. This book examines how one could derive and develop insights in these areas from the four vantage points of Arts, Research, Innovation and Society. Among the principal questions that are examined include: - Could and should artists be researchers? - How are the systems of the Arts and Sciences connected and/or disconnected? - What is the impact of the arts in societal development? - How are the Arts interrelated with the mechanisms of generating social, scientific and economic innovation? As the inaugural book in the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society series, this book uses a thematically wide spectrum that serves as a general frame of reference for the entire series of books to come.

Technology and Legal Systems

Author: Noel Cox

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754645443

Category: Law

Page: 267

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Technological change is ongoing and holds great influence over society as a whole. This volume focuses on the consequences of such change for government and the legal environment, especially in relation to business.

Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466660473

Category: Education

Page: 1217

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Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. This trend in ubiquitous technology has also found its way into the learning process at every level of education. The Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society offers an in-depth description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends within education and technological integration in modern society. This handbook includes definitions and terms, as well as explanations of concepts and processes regarding the integration of technology into education. Addressing all pertinent issues and concerns in education and technology in our changing society with a wide breadth of discussion, this handbook is an essential collection for educators, academicians, students, researchers, and librarians.

Technological Transformation

Contextual and Conceptual Implications

Author: E.F. Byrne,Joseph C. Pitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400925972

Category: History

Page: 316

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The philosophical study of technology has acquired only recently a voice in academic conversation. This situation is due, in part, to the fact that technology obviously impacts on "the real world," whereas the favored stereotype of philosophy allegedly does not. Furthermore, in some circles it was assumed that philosophy ought not impinge on the world. This bias continues today in the form of a general dismissal of the growing area now referred to as "applied philosophy". By contrast, the academic scrutiny of science has for the most part been accepted as legitimate for some 30 years, primarily because it has been conducted in a somewhat ethereal manner. This is, in part, because it was believed that, science being pure, one could think (even philosophically) about science without jeopardizing one's intellectual purity. Since World War II, however, practitioners of the metascientific arts have come to ac knowledge that science also shows signs of having touched down on numerous occasions in what can only be identified as the real world. No longer able to keep this banal truth a secret, purists have sought to defuse its import by stressing the difference between pure and applied science; and, lest science be tainted by contact with the world through its applications, they have devoted additional energy to separating applied science somehow from technology.

Does Education Have a Future?

The Political Economy of Social and Educational Inequalities in European Society

Author: Jarl Bengtsson,Albert van den Berg,Alain Gras,B.J. Hake,Ian Lister,Jürgen Zimmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401016933

Category: Education

Page: 142

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This volume has been prepared in the framework of Project 1: "Educating Man for the 21st Century" of Plan Europe 2000, sponsored by the European Cultural Foundation. While most of the studies launched under this Project deal with specific aspects or levels of education the present volume attempts to provide a more global view of educational futures and their relationships to alternative futures of the overall socio-economic system. It should not be considered as a general integration or synthesis· of the different studies of the Education Project of the European Cultural Foundation - although it draws on them as well as other recently published documents. Rather, it should be regarded as one of several possible approaches, analytical tools, and incentives to the study and open discussion of educational problems seen in a long-term perspective. The volume is the result of a collective effort of a multinational team of researchers. A colloquium of some sixty participants, meeting at the Uni versity of York in October 1972, provided critiques and comments to the first version of the report. But only the authors themselves claim responsibil ity for the methodology of the study, and the opinions and conclusions expressed therein. These do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsors of the volume, the European Cultural Foundation and the Scientific Committee of its Education Project. • Such a synthesis will appear as the concluding report of the Project.

Activating the Primary Social Studies Classroom

A Standards-Based Sourcebook for K-4

Author: Leslie Marlow,Duane Inman

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1461647916

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Here is a resource for teachers and prospective teachers who want to engage their students in hands-on learning opportunities that are aligned with the NCSS standards. Includes: assessment rubrics, student and professional technology resources, children's literature to use with each activity, content area background information, descriptions of various instructional models, and ways in which each activity can be used for enrichment or to accommodate students with various needs.

Society, Ethics, and Technology

Author: Morton Winston,Ralph Edelbach

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285663454

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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From today's headlines to your textbook, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY, Fifth Edition, explores the cutting edge of technological innovation and how these advances represent profound moral dilemmas for society as a whole. You will build a strong foundation in theory and applied ethics as you are challenged to examine critically the social effects of technology in your daily life. This timely anthology, filled with cutting-edge work from prominent scholars and thinkers, focuses on current technological issues and ethical debates. Insightful introductions and focus questions before each piece help put readings in context and to establish frameworks for ethical decision-making. The readings examine the consequences of technological change from a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives. Special coverage of the history of technology focuses on ground-breaking developments, as well as the technological underpinnings of contemporary globalization. New articles examine the impact of contemporary technological advances, such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and social media. In addition, the book explores the future of technology in such areas as human rights, overpopulation, biotechnology, information technology, climate change, and the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.