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The shock of the old

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Whereas standard histories of technology give tired old accounts of the usual inventions - planes, bombs - The Shock of the Old is based on a different idea. Its thrust is that for the full picture of the history of technology we need to know not about what a few people invented, but about what everyday people used - and when they actually used things, if it was a long time after invention. It therefore reassesses the significance of, for example, the Pill and IT, and shows the continued importance of technology such as corrugated iron and sewing machines. In taking this approach, The Shock of the Old challenges the idea that we live in an era of ever increasing change. Interweaving political, economic and cultural history, it will show what it means to think critically about technology and its importance.

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Author(s):
David Edgerton
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
240x163x27
EAN-13:
9781861972965
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781861972965
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Profile

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Whereas standard histories of technology give tired old accounts of the usual inventions - planes, bombs - The Shock of the Old is based on a different idea. Its thrust is that for the full picture of the history of technology we need to know not about what a few people invented, but about what everyday people used - and when they actually used things, if it was a long time after invention. It therefore reassesses the significance of, for example, the Pill and IT, and shows the continued importance of technology such as corrugated iron and sewing machines. In taking this approach, The Shock of the Old challenges the idea that we live in an era of ever increasing change. Interweaving political, economic and cultural history, it will show what it means to think critically about technology and its importance.

Author(s):
David Edgerton
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
240x163x27
EAN-13:
9781861972965
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781861972965
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Profile

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