[Air-L] Seeking a short introduction text on technological determinism vs. SCOT

Aaron Hung aaron.chiayuanhung at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 14:11:11 PST 2018


My students are reading this right now:

*Chapter 3* of Quan-Haase, A. (2016). Technology and society: Inequality,
power, and social networks (2nd ed.). Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

- Aaron

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 10:02 AM, Carmel Vaisman <carmelv at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear fellows,
> I have been struggling with the task of finding a simple short text for
> undergraduates that introduces the approaches of technological determinism
> (including utopia and dystopia) versus social construction of technology.
> Since the theoretical terrain has since been enriched with actor network
> theories and post phenomenology and so forth, it has become very hard to
> find a text that doesn't complicate this basic framework which fits a
> sophomore introductory level course. Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> Carmel Vaisman, PhD.
> The Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities
> The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas
> Tel Aviv University
> http://www.absolutecarmel.com
> Twitter: @carmelva
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