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Understanding technological innovation: a socio-technical approach

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Edward Elgar,
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Over the past few decades the social sciences have devoted much effort to investigating both the design and the use of innovative technology, says Flichy (sociology, U. of Paris-Est), but have not integrated the two perspectives into a single analysis. He does so here, looking at such aspects as technological determinism and social determinism, the anthropology of technology, and the birth of socio-technical frames. Innovation technique was published by La Découverte in 1995 and 2003; the English edition, translated by Liz Carey-Libbrecht, is substantially revised to emphasize anglophone literature and information and communication technology. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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table_of_contents Preface -- Standard theories -- From no technology to all technology -- Technological determinism : social determinism -- A socio-technical approach -- The anthropology of technology : thinking the technological and the social together -- Socio-technical action and frame of reference -- Socio-technical history -- The time of technology -- Technological imaginaire -- The birth of socio-technical frames -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
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