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User-Centered Technology
User-Centered Technology (November 1998)
A Rhetorical Theory for Computers and Other Mundane Artifacts
Robert R. Johnson - Author

1999 Best Book - National Council of Teachers of English NCTE Awards for Excellence in Technical and Scientific Communication

Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.

User-Centered Technology presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective. Johnson begins with a historical overview of the problem of technological...(Read More)
Capitalizing Knowledge
Capitalizing Knowledge (October 1998)
New Intersections of Industry and Academia
Henry Etzkowitz - Editor
Andrew Webster - Editor
Peter Healey - Editor

Examines current trends toward increasing links between industry and academia and the resulting commercialization of universities as they seek to capitalize their research.

"Capitalizing Knowledge deals with an important topic that is under much discussion at present. It has an international focus on the topic, which is quite unusual in the available literature. The material in the book is original and filled with...(Read More)
Education/Technology/Power (July 1998)
Educational Computing as a Social Practice
Michael W. Apple - Editor
Hank Bromley - Editor

With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing technology a good idea?

"This book provides a powerful set of metaphors and linkages for thinking about technology in relation to education. It urges us to move beyond questions of instructio...(Read More)
Social Constructivism as a Philosophy of Mathematics
Social Constructivism as a Philosophy of Mathematics (November 1997)
Paul Ernest - Author

Extends the ideas of social constructivism to the philosophy of mathematics, developing a powerful critique of traditional absolutist conceptions of mathematics, and proposing a reconceptualization of the philosophy of mathematics.

Proposing social constructivism as a novel philosophy of mathematics, this book is inspired by current work in sociology of knowledge and social studies of science. It extends the ideas of soc...(Read More)
In and About the World
In and About the World (August 1996)
Philosophical Studies of Science and Technology
Hans Radder - Author

Offers a new approach to a number of central issues concerning the theoretical interpretation and normative evaluation of contemporary science and technology.

"Radder is a rising Dutch philosopher who is ploughing a distinctive path between philosophy of science and technology and its sociological counterpart--normally a Scylla and Charybdis that few would attempt to navigate between. This is a concise and powerful expos...(Read More)
The Politics of Expertise in Congress
The Politics of Expertise in Congress (August 1996)
The Rise and Fall of the Office of Technology Assessment
Bruce Bimber - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Examines the relationship between technical experts and elected officials, challenging the prevailing view about how experts become politicized by the policy process.

"This is a very nice piece of work on a government agency that deserved to be better known and appreciated, because it was one of the great success stories of modern American government...(Read More)
The Science of Empire
The Science of Empire (May 1996)
Scientific Knowledge, Civilization, and Colonial Rule in India
Zaheer Baber - Author

Investigates the complex social processes involved in the introduction and institutionalization of Western science in colonial India.
In Science, Civilization, and Empire in India, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two- way interaction between science and society: how specific social...(Read More)
Confronting the Experts
Confronting the Experts (April 1996)
Brian Martin - Editor

These six personal case histories of challenges to establishment experts tell why they questioned conventional wisdom, what methods they used, how they dealt with the experts' response, and what lessons they learned.

"In the tradition of C. Wright Mills, this book is a major contribution to a theory of confronting experts. It's a courageous book, as some authors' stories point out. Critics, whistle blowers and victims of...(Read More)
Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education
Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education (January 1996)
Robert E. Yager - Editor

Presents evidence that S/T/S is a successful reform movement in science education.

Science/Technology/Society (S/T/S) is a reform effort to broaden science as a discipline in schools and colleges; to relate science to other facets of the curriculum; and to relate science specifically to technology and to the society that supports and produces new conceptualizations of both. S/T/S is also defined as the teaching and l...(Read More)
Science without Myth
Science without Myth (December 1995)
On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge
Sergio Sismondo - Author

This philosophical introduction to and discussion of social and political studies of science argues that scientific knowledge is socially constructed.

"Sismondo deals with a very central and current problem in the philosophy and sociology of science, the problem of truth and representation, especially for theoretical entities and constructs. In this clear and concise exposition, the author succeeds in making a very diffi...(Read More)
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