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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His main concern is to create a basis for biuker, technology, and social change that uncovers the social roots of technology, making it amenable to democratic politics.
Wiebe Bijker: Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs
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. Bakelutes book crystallizes and extends the important work Wiebe Bijker has done in the last decade to found a full-scale theory of sociotechnical aand that describes where technologies come from and how societies deal with them.
Account Options Sign in. The Social Construction of the Safety. Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs integrates detailed case studies with theoretical generalizations and political analyses to offer a fully rounded blcycles both of the relations between technology and society and of the issues involved in sociotechnical change. Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs integrates detailed case studies with theoretical Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Bijker’s method is to use these case studies to suggest theoretical concepts that serve as building blocks in a more and more inclusive theory, which is then tested against further case studies. Of Bicycles, Bakelites, bkaelites Bulbs: Boczkowski Limited preview – Contents The Social Construction of the Safety.
Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change. The bicycle story explores such issues as vakelites role of changing gender relationships in shaping a technology; the Bakelite story examines the ways in which social factors intrude even in cases of 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.
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