Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Does Technology Drive History? the Dilemma of Technological Determinism

by Leo Marx

  • ISBN: 9780262691673
  • ISBN10: 0262691671

Does Technology Drive History? the Dilemma of Technological Determinism

by Leo Marx

  • List Price: $37.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/1994
  • ISBN: 9780262691673
  • ISBN10: 0262691671
used Add to Cart $10.05
You save: 73%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $30.71
You save: 17%
Marketplace Item
Description: These thirteen essays explore a crucial historical question that has been notoriously hard to pin down: To what extent, and by what means, does a society's technology determine its political, social, economic, and cultural forms?

Karl Marx launched the modern debate on determinism with his provocative remark that "the hand-mill gives you society with the feudal lord; the steam-mill, society with the industrial capitalist, " and a classic article by Robert Heilbroner (reprinted here) renewed the debate within the context of the history of technology. This book clarifies the debate and carries it forward.

Marx's position has become embedded in our culture, in the form of constant reminders as to how our fast-changing technologies will alter our lives. Yet historians who have looked closely at where technologies really come from generally support the proposition that technologies are not autonomous but are social products, susceptible to democratic controls. The issue is crucial for democratic theory. These essays tackle it head-on, offering a deep look at all the shadings of determinism and assessing determinist models in a wide variety of historical contexts.

Contributors: Bruce Bimber. Richard W. Bulliet. Robert L. Heilbroner. Thomas P. Hughes. Leo Marx. Thomas J. Misa. Peter C. Perdue. Philip Scranton. Merritt Roe Smith. Michael L. Smith. John M. Staudenmaier. Rosalind Williams.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Valleys Books & More
312 orders (94% success)
Location: Roanoke, VA
Condition: Good
The edges of the pages have markings, spots, or stains. The pages show normal
[...]
Price:
$10.05
Comments:
The edges of the pages have markings, spots, or stains. The pages show normal
[...]
Seller: HPB-Dallas
11,978 orders (96% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
Price:
$10.11
Comments:
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
5,893 orders (96% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$10.11
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Diamond
6,342 orders (96% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$10.11
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB Inc.
8,318 orders (97% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$10.11
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Books From California
514 orders (95% success)
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Condition: Like New
As New Condition-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Shipped.
Price:
$10.77
Comments:
As New Condition-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Shipped.
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
7,975 orders (97% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$11.23
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Second Story Books
17 orders (100% success)
Location: Rockville, MD
Condition: Good
Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperwork: Black spine with white text: Covers have general
[...]
Price:
$12.65
Comments:
Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperwork: Black spine with white text: Covers have general
[...]
Seller: SurplusTextSeller
5,572 orders (95% success)
Location: Columbia, MO
Condition: Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Price:
$13.15
Comments:
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
14,934 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$16.78
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Ergodebooks
14,934 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$30.71
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: books4u31
14 orders (100% success)
Location: Asheville, NC
Condition: Like New
1994 paperback no marks and is in great conditionEach order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
Price:
$30.71
Comments:
1994 paperback no marks and is in great conditionEach order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
Seller: indoo.com
3,410 orders (96% success)
Location: Avenel, NJ
Condition: New
0262691671.
Price:
$36.65
Comments:
0262691671.
Seller: Found Books
168 orders (95% success)
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Condition: Good
0262691671.
Price:
$37.12
Comments:
0262691671.
Seller: Awesomebooks_Newbooks
1,541 orders (96% success)
Location: Wilmington, DE
Condition: New
BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12
[...]
Price:
$39.77
Comments:
BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12
[...]
Seller: Speedyhen
782 orders (96% success)
Location: Sunrise, FL
Condition: New
Shipping Icon
Price:
$46.85
Comments:
Seller: C9 Media
94 orders (88% success)
Location: Wellington, FL
Condition: New
0262691671 New Condition.
Price:
$56.23
Comments:
0262691671 New Condition.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).