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Inside the politics of technology [electronic resource] : agency and normativity in the co-production of technology and society / Hans Harbers (ed.).

Contributor(s): Harbers, Hans.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (308 p.).ISBN: 1423746279 (electronic bk.); 9781423746270 (electronic bk.); 1280959177; 9781280959172.Subject(s): Technology -- Social aspects | Technology -- Political aspects | Agent (Philosophy) | SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Social Aspects | Electronic books | Technische ontwikkeling | Sociale aspecten | Politieke aspecten | Medische techniek | Elektronica | Technologiepolitik | Aufsatzsammlung | Technischer Fortschritt | Soziologie | PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inside the politics of technology.DDC classification: 303.483 Other classification: 71.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : co-production, agency, and normativity / Hans Harbers -- Back to the drawing board : inventing a sociology of technology / Cornelis Disco -- Artifacts as social agents / Philip Brey -- Diversity and distributed agency in the design and use of medical video-communication technologies / Nelly Oudshoorn, Margo Brouns, & Ellen van Oost -- Choices and choosing in cancer genetics / Dirk Stemerding & Annemiek Nelis -- Artifacts and attachment : a post-script philosophy of mediation / Peter-Paul Verbeek -- Art and technology playing leapfrog : a history and philosophy of techno�esis / Petran Kockelkoren -- Taking the socio-technical seriously : exploring the margins for change in the traffic and transport domain / Boelie Elzen -- Trapped in the duality of structure : an STS approach to engineering ethics / Tsjalling Swierstra & Jaap Jelsma -- The cultural politics of prenatal screening / Marcus Popkema & Hans Harbers -- Epilogue : political materials, material politics / Hans Harbers.
Summary: "Man is the measure of all things, an old saying goes. But it is a bad guide for understanding scientific and technological culture. Science and technology are not simply the means to reach human ends; they also actively shape human beings, their goals, meanings and social relations. This volume discusses the implications of this so-called 'co-production' of science, technology and society for our analytical as well as normative ideas about humanity, technology and the relations between both. Addressing issues such as cancer genetics, prenatal screening and ecological consequences of traffic and transport, contributors argue that technology has its own kind of sub-politics, which in turn calls for policies of technology: from steering and regulation to scenario studies, in order to achieve democratisation of technology"--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-291) and index.

Introduction : co-production, agency, and normativity / Hans Harbers -- Back to the drawing board : inventing a sociology of technology / Cornelis Disco -- Artifacts as social agents / Philip Brey -- Diversity and distributed agency in the design and use of medical video-communication technologies / Nelly Oudshoorn, Margo Brouns, & Ellen van Oost -- Choices and choosing in cancer genetics / Dirk Stemerding & Annemiek Nelis -- Artifacts and attachment : a post-script philosophy of mediation / Peter-Paul Verbeek -- Art and technology playing leapfrog : a history and philosophy of techno�esis / Petran Kockelkoren -- Taking the socio-technical seriously : exploring the margins for change in the traffic and transport domain / Boelie Elzen -- Trapped in the duality of structure : an STS approach to engineering ethics / Tsjalling Swierstra & Jaap Jelsma -- The cultural politics of prenatal screening / Marcus Popkema & Hans Harbers -- Epilogue : political materials, material politics / Hans Harbers.

"Man is the measure of all things, an old saying goes. But it is a bad guide for understanding scientific and technological culture. Science and technology are not simply the means to reach human ends; they also actively shape human beings, their goals, meanings and social relations. This volume discusses the implications of this so-called 'co-production' of science, technology and society for our analytical as well as normative ideas about humanity, technology and the relations between both. Addressing issues such as cancer genetics, prenatal screening and ecological consequences of traffic and transport, contributors argue that technology has its own kind of sub-politics, which in turn calls for policies of technology: from steering and regulation to scenario studies, in order to achieve democratisation of technology"--Publisher's description.

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