Science Technology And Social Change Routledge Revivals

Author: Steven Yearley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317629205
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Science Technology And Social Change Routledge Revivals from the Author: Steven Yearley. First published in 1988, this book provides students with a way to increase their understanding of the role of science and technology in society. Steven Yearley draws on and develops ideas from research in the sociology and politics of science to address, in particular: the nature of scientific knowledge and the authority it commands; the political and economic role of science in the West; the relationship between science, technology, and social change in underdeveloped countries. Examples used range from nineteenth-century brain science to the strategic defence initiative, and from hugely expensive experiments in nuclear physics, to proposals for inexpensive boat-building programmes in the Sudan. Overall, this reissue provides a comprehensive and stimulating account of the role played by science and technology in contemporary social change.

The Critical Twilight Routledge Revivals

Author: John Fekete
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317638468
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The Critical Twilight Routledge Revivals from the Author: John Fekete. First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot, through John Crowe Ransom and the New Criticism, to Northrop Frye and Marshall NcLuhan. This analysis reveals the Anglo-American tradition of literary-cultural theory is most properly intelligible within the overall field of social consciousness as an ideology of progressive cultural rationalization. Against a background of ideological development since nineteenth-century Romanticism, John Fekete illuminates the boundaries of literary ideology in relation to the shapes and changes of modern culture and society.

Managerial Prerogative And The Question Of Control Routledge Revivals

Author: John Storey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317586174
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Managerial Prerogative And The Question Of Control Routledge Revivals from the Author: John Storey. In both Marxist and non-Marxist scholarship there has been a remarkable neglect of the managerial control of labour. John Storey’s analysis of the modern labour process shows that managerial control is in fact more precarious than has been so far recorded. This book, first published in 1983, reassesses the Braverman theory of the inexorable degradation of work, and demonstrates the need to go beyond not only Braverman but also most of the ensuing attempts to complement or repair his underlying thesis. The book will be of interest to students of the social sciences.

The Green Case Routledge Revivals

Author: Steven Yearley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317703006
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The Green Case Routledge Revivals from the Author: Steven Yearley. First published in 1991, this title provides a comprehensive and objective account of the basis of ‘green’ arguments and their social and political implications. By the beginning of the 1990s, environmental awareness had become widespread, popular, and fashionable throughout the West, adopted by politicians, manufacturers and advertising agencies. The book sets out to explain why and how the ‘green wave’ developed, and examines the forces still shaping green politics and policies at an international level. With important implications across the fields of Sociology, Development Studies and Environment and Sustainability, this reissue will be valuable to a broad student and academic readership.

Developing News

Author: Jairo Lugo-Ocando
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351978454
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Developing News from the Author: Jairo Lugo-Ocando. Development is a recurrent theme in the media. It is often linked to different items on the news agenda such as progress, economic growth, foreign aid and poverty, among others. However, the way in which the media covers development often tells us more about the innate biases of the news media than it does about the subjects being covered. Far from there being a homogeneous or unified view, development is represented and misrepresented in the so-called ‘Western media’ by means of different narratives. Topics such as economic growth, foreign aid, trade and industrialisation are regularly represented in the media as the causes and consequence of development and progress. This seems to be especially true about the news coverage and representation of the so-called Third World. This book explores media representations of development in the context of national economies and international markets of the so-called Third World. In so doing, it discusses different understandings of development and progress by de-constructing representations and misrepresentations in the realm of global media discourses and news media narratives. It enquires into the way journalists and news editors working in mainstream media outlets understand development and how they view it within the context of the news agendas related to the Third World. The book presents a critical assessment of the conceptualisation and operationalization of the notion of development in the newsroom from both the point of view of news production and through the analysis of the relationship between journalists and their sources when covering development issues. The book explores and discusses how development becomes newsworthy and how it is articulated in media narratives and subsequently represented. It considers how media portrayals of development subjects do or don’t reflect the consensus found in the economic and development communities. Drawing from different disciplines, this brings together recent research with a focus on media and development studies. All arguments are illustrated by discussions of specific cases from the news and grounded in theoretical work that has come out in the past few years.

The Transformation Of England Routledge Revivals

Author: Peter Mathias
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136464395
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The Transformation Of England Routledge Revivals from the Author: Peter Mathias. First published in 1979, The Transformation of England discusses the creation in late eighteenth century England of the industrial system and thereby the present world. Professor Mathias poses questions about the nature of industrialization, social change and historical explanation, issues that are his principal scholarly concern. This series of essays is divided into two groups. The first group of essays focuses upon general themes such as the 'uniqueness' in Europe of the industrial revolution, capital formation, taxation, the growth of skills, science and technical change, leisure and wages, and diagnoses of poverty. In the second section, Professor Mathias focuses on the social structure in the eighteenth century, considering the industrialization of brewing, coinage, agriculture and the drink industries, advances in public health and the armed forces, British and American public finance in the War of Independence, Dr Johnson and the business world.

The Concept Of Social Change Routledge Revivals

Author: Anthony D. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136971076
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The Concept Of Social Change Routledge Revivals from the Author: Anthony D. Smith. Anthony Smith's important work on the concept of social change, first published in 1973, puts forward the paradigm of historical change as an alternative to the functionalist theory of evolutionary change. He shows that, in attempting to provide a theory of social change, functionalism reveals itself as a species of 'frozen' evolutionism. Functionalism, he argues, is unable to cope with the mechanisms of historical transitions or account for novelty and emergence; it confuses classification of variations with explanation of processes; and its endogenous view of change prevents it from coming to grips with the real events and transformations of the historical record. In his assessment of functionalism, Dr Smith traces its explanatory failures in its accounts of the developments of civilisation, modernisation and revolution. He concludes that the study of 'evolution' is largely irrelevant to the investigation of social change. He proposes instead an exogenous paradigm of social change, which places the study of contingent historical events at its centre.

Political Theories Of Modern Government Routledge Revivals

Author: Peter Self
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113515614X
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Political Theories Of Modern Government Routledge Revivals from the Author: Peter Self. This reissued work, originally published in 1985, is a uniquely broad and original survey of theories and beliefs about the growth, behaviour, performance and reform of the governments of modern Western democracies. After analysing the external pressures which have shaped modern governments, the author examines four different schools of political thought which seek to explain the behaviour and performance of governments, and which offer different remedies for the pluralism, corporatism and bureaucracy. To examine and test these general theories, the author looks closely at how governments actually work. The book is illustrated with examples drawn from various Western societies. The final chapters present the author’s own conclusion about the future role of government, the limits of market philosophy, the future of politics, and the principles and problems of institutional reform.

Rethinking Science Technology And Social Change

Author: Ralph Schroeder
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Rethinking Science Technology And Social Change from the Author: Ralph Schroeder. Rethinking Science, Technology, and Social Change challenges the prevailing notion that science and technology are constructed or socially shaped. The text puts forth a case for technological determinism, based on a realistic and pragmatic account of science and technology, informed by historical comparisons. Schroeder begins by exploring the social organization of scientific and technological advances; the intersecting trajectories of big science and technological systems; and the impact of science and technology on economic change. He goes on to discuss the social implications of technology, including the way that it affects politics and consumption. The book then rethinks traditional theories about the relationship between science, technology, and social change. The argument presented shifts the debate on topics such as the relationship between growth and sustainability, and thus has important policy implications. This book will be of great interest to scholars, scientists, and anyone interested in understanding how science and technology are transforming our world.

The Struggle For The Long Term In Transnational Science And Politics

Author: Jenny Andersson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317511441
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The Struggle For The Long Term In Transnational Science And Politics from the Author: Jenny Andersson. This book reconsiders the power of the idea of the future. Bringing together perspectives from cultural history, environmental history, political history and the history of science, it investigates how the future became a specific field of action in liberal democratic, state socialist and post-colonial regimes after the Second World War. It highlights the emergence of new forms of predictive scientific expertise in this period, and shows how such forms of expertise interacted with political systems of the Cold War world order, as the future became the prism for dealing with post-industrialisation, technoscientific progress, changing social values, Cold War tensions and an emerging Third World. A forgotten problem of cultural history, the future re-emerges in this volume as a fundamentally contested field in which forms of control and central forms of resistance met, as different actors set out to colonise and control and others to liberate. The individual studies of this book show how the West European, African, Romanian and Czechoslovak "long term" was constructed through forms of expertise, computer simulations and models, and they reveal how such constructions both opened up new realities but also imposed limits on possible futures.