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 $9.40
You save: 75%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $44.91
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: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$9.40
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: Second Story Books
Location: Rockville, MD
Condition: Good
Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperwork: Black spine with white text: Covers have general
[...]
Price:
$12.66
Comments:
Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperwork: Black spine with white text: Covers have general
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$17.24
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: BookReadingInc
Location: Cerritos, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
Used-Acceptable: A readable copy. Full of highlighting, marking and writing, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Price:
$18.73
Comments:
Used-Acceptable: A readable copy. Full of highlighting, marking and writing, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Price:
$18.92
Comments:
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Seller: BookReadingInc
Location: Cerritos, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Used -Good : Contain highlighting, handwriting or underlining throughout the book, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Price:
$20.31
Comments:
Used -Good : Contain highlighting, handwriting or underlining throughout the book, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Good
Price:
$20.62
Comments:
Good
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$44.91
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Speedyhen
Location: Sunrise, FL
Condition: New
Shipping Icon
Price:
$47.20
Comments:
Seller: Awesomebooks_Newbooks
Location: Wilmington, DE
Condition: New
BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12
[...]
Price:
$53.77
Comments:
BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12
[...]
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: New
New
Price:
$56.95
Comments:
New
Seller: BookReadingInc
Location: Cerritos, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: New
New
Price:
$57.81
Comments:
New
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: ).