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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bijkre integrates detailed case studies with theoretical Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change.
bicyycles His main concern is to create a basis for science, technology, and social change that uncovers the social roots of technology, making it amenable to democratic politics. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This book crystallizes and extends the important work Wiebe Bijker has done in the last decade to found a full-scale theory of sociotechnical change that describes where technologies come from and how societies deal with them.
Wiebe Bijker: Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs
I think I’m probably not alone in disliking academic books with a lot of sociological theory: 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 wnd seemingly pure chemistry and entrepreneurship; and the fluorescent bulb story offers insights into the ways in which political and economic relationships can affect the form of a technology.
I always want to get at the meat of the book without learning a lot of jargon to describe concepts that Anc The Social Construction of the Safety. Innovation in Online Newspapers Pablo J.
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. Bijker’s method is to use these case studies to suggest theoretical concepts that serve as building blocks in a more and more inclusive bakelties, which is then tested against further case studies.
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.