Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs is Bijker’s most comprehensive treatment yet of of technology first presented by Bijker and Trevor Pinch in the well-known. Book Reviews: Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change, by Wiebe E. Bijker. Cambridge, MA, and London: MIT Press, Wiebe Bijker: Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change Wiebe Bijker: Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs. Rene Aranzamendez.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Bijker’s method is to use these case studies to suggest theoretical concepts that serve as building blocks in a more and more inclusive theory, which is then tested against further case studies. The stories of the the safety bicycle, the first truly synthetic plastic, and the fluorescent light bulb–each a fascinating case study in itself–reflect a cross section of time periods, engineering and scientific disciplines, and economic, social, and political cultures.
This book crystallizes and extends the important work Wiebe Bijker bikker done in the ad decade to found a full-scale theory of sociotechnical change that describes where technologies come from and how societies deal with them. Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs integrates detailed case studies with theoretical generalizations and political analyses to offer a fully rounded treatment both of the relations between technology and society and of the issues involved in sociotechnical change.
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MIT Press- Philosophy – pages. The bicycle story explores such issues as the role of changing gender relationships in shaping a technology; the Bakelite story examines the ways in which social factors intrude even in cases of seemingly pure chemistry bakeliyes entrepreneurship; and the fluorescent bulb story offers insights bakelktes the ways in which political and economic relationships can affect the form of a technology.
Contents The Social Construction of the Safety.
Wiebe Bijker: Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs
Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change. I think I’m probably not alone in disliking academic books with a lot of sociological theory: Boczkowski Limited preview – The Social Construction of the Safety.
I always want to get at the meat of the book without learning a lot of jargon to describe concepts that Innovation in Online Newspapers Pablo J. His main concern is to create a basis for science, technology, and social change that uncovers the bicyvles roots of technology, making it amenable to democratic politics. Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Baielites integrates detailed case studies with theoretical Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Account Options Sign in.