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A Companion to American Technology

Edited by: Carroll Pursell
eISBN: 9780631228448
Print publication date: 2004

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A Companion to American Technology

A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in Aerica. Taking a broadly historiographical approach, twenty-one leading scholars explore important features of American technology, including deveopments in automobiles, televaision, and coputing. They also exaine the ways in which technologies are organized in, for instance, the engineering profession, government, medicine, and agriculture, and analyze how technologies interact with race, gender, class, and other comparable categories in American society.

Scholars of American technology as well as students, journalists, and general readers will find this a compelling and fascinating look at America's machinery, industry, and technophilic culture.

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Pursell, Carroll (ed). A Companion to American Technology. Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Blackwell Reference Online. 22 August 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631228448_9780631228448>



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