Bibliography for Technology in the Modern World (TCSIIN 437)


Abbate, Janet.  Inventing the Internet.  Cambridge, Mass., 1999.

Adam, Alison.  Artificial Knowing:  Gender and the Thinking Machine.  London, 1998.

Adas, Michael.  Machines as the Measure of Men:  Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance.  Ithaca, 1989.

Agre, Philip E., and Marc Rotenberg, eds.  Technology and Privacy:  The New Landscape.  Cambridge, Mass., 1998.

Aitken, Hugh G. J.  Scientific Management in Action: Taylorism at Watertown Arsenal, 1908-1915.  Princeton, N.J. c1985.

Alder, Ken.  Engineering the Revolution:  Arms and Enlightenment in France, 1763-1815.  Princeton, 1997.

Ambrose , Stephen E.   Nothing Like It in the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869.  New York, 2000.

Banham, Reyner.  Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies.  London, c1971.

Basalla, George.  The Evolution of Technology.  New York, 1988.

Beers, David.  Blue Sky Dream:  A Memoir of America's Fall from Grace.  Garden City, New York, 1996.

Billington, David P.  The Tower and the Bridge:  The New Art of Structural Engineering.  New York, 1983.

Birke, Lynda.  Feminism and the Biological Body.  New Brunkswick, N.J., 2000.

Bray, Francesca.  Technology and Gender:  Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China.  Berkeley. 1997.

Caro, Robert A.  The Power Broker:  Robert Moses and the Fall of New York.  New York, 1974.

Chandler, Alfred D.  Scale and Scope : The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism.  Boston, 1994.

--------.  The Visible Hand:  The Managerial Revolution in American Business.  Cambridge, Mass., 1977.

Commoner, Barry.  "Technology and the Natural Environment."  The Architectural Forum 130 (June 1969):  69-73.

Cowan, Robin .  "Nuclear Power Reactors:  A Study in Technological Lock-in."  Journal of Economic History 50 (1990):  541-567.

Cowan, Ruth Schwartz.  "From Virginia Dare to Virginia Slims:  Women and Technology in American Life."  Technology and Culture 20 (1979): 51-63.

--------.  More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave.  New York, 1983

--------.  "The Consumption Junction:  A proposal for Research Strategies in the Sociology of Technology," in  The Social Construction of Technological Systems, edited by Wiebe E. Bijker, et al.

--------.  A Social History of American Technology.  New York, 1997.

Davies, Margery W.  Woman's Place is at the Typewriter:  Office Work and Office Workers, 1870-1930.  Philadelphia, 1982.

De Grazia, Victoria, and Ellen Furlough, eds.  The Sex of Things:  Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective.  Berkeley, 1996.

Dublin, Thomas.  Women at Work:  The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860.  New York, 1979.

Drucker, Peter F.  "The First Technological Revolution and Its Lessons."  Technology and Culture 7 (1966): 143-153.

Ellul, Jacques.  "The Present and the Future." In Perspectives on Our Age:  Jacques Ellul Speaks on His Life and Work, edited by William H. Vanderburg and translated by Joachim Neugroschel. New York, 1981.

Ferguson, Eugene S.  "The Mind's Eye." Science 197 (26 August 1977):  827-836.

Fischer, Claude S.  "'Touch Someone:' The Telephone Industry Discovers Sociability."  Technology and Culture 29 (1988):  32-61.

Fischer, Claude.  America Calling:  A Social History of the Telephone to 1940.  Berkeley, 1992.

Fitzgerald, Frances. Way Out There in the Blue:  Reagan and Star Wars and the End of the Cold War.  New York, 2000.

Franklin, Sarah, and Maureen McNeil.  "Reproductive Futures, Recent Literature, and Current Feminist Debates on Reproductive Technologies:  Review Essay."  Feminist Studies 14 (1988):  545-560.

Freeman, Michael J.  Railways and the Victorian Imagination.  New Haven, 1999.

Friedel, Robert.  Zipper:  An Exploration in Novelty.  New York, 1996.

Friedman, Thomas L.  The Lexus and the Olive Tree:  Understanding Globalization.  New York, 1999.

Garfinkel, Simson.  Database Nation:  The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century.  2000.

Giedion, Sigfried.  Mechanization Takes Command:  A Contribution to Anonymous History.  New York, 1948.

Gitelman, Lisa.  Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines:  Representing Technology in the Edison Era.  Palo Alto, 1999.

Hacker, Sally, ed.  'Doing It the Hard Way':  Investigations of Gender and Technology.  Boston, 1990.

Hafner, Katie, and Matthew Lyon.  Where Wizards Stay Up Late:  The Origins of the Internet.  New York, 1998.

--------.  Pleasure, Power, and Technology:  Some Tales of Gender, Engineering, and the Cooperative Workplace.  Perspectives on Gender, Vol. 1.  [??]

Hecht, Gabrielle.  The Radiance of France:  Nuclear Power and National Identity After World War II.   Cambridge, Mass., 1998.

Holzmann, Gerard J.  The Early History of Data Networks.  Los Alamitos, Calif. c1995.

Hood, Clifton.  722 Miles:  The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York.  Baltimore, 1995.

Horowitz, Roger, and Arwen Mohun, eds.  His and Hers:  Gender, Consumption, and Technology.  Charlottesville, 1998.

Hounshell, David A.  "The Ethos of Mass Production & Its Critics," in From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932:  The Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States.  Baltimore, 1985.

Hounshell, David A., and John Kenly Smith, Jr.  Science and Corporate Strategy:  Dupont R&D,. 1902-1980.  Studies in Economic History and  Policy:  The U.S. in the Twentieth Century.   Cambridge, 1988.

Hughes, Thomas Parke.  "The Electrification of America:  The System Builders." Technology and Culture 20 (1979):  124-161.

--------.  Networks Of Power:  Electrification In Western Society, 1880-1930.  Baltimore, 1983.

Jellison,  Katherine.  Entitled to Power:  Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963 (Gender and American Culture).  Chapel Hill, 1993.

Joy, Bill.  "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us."  Wired 8.04 (April 2000).  http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy_pr.html

Kaldor, Mary.  The Baroque Arsenal.  London, 1982.

Kirsch, David A.  The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History.  New Brunkswick, N.J., 2000.

Kranzberg, Melvin.  "Technology and History: 'Kranzberg's Laws.'"  Technology and Culture 27 (1986):  544-560.

Leslie, Stuart W.  The Cold War and American Science.  New York, 1994.

Lubar, Steven.  InfoCulture:  The Smithsonian Book of the Inventions of the Information Age.  Boston, 1994

MacKenzie, Donald.  Inventing Accuracy:  An Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance.  Cambridge, Mass., 1990.

MacKenzie, Donald, and Judy Wajcman, eds.  The Social Shaping of Technology:  How the Refrigerator Got Its Hum.  London, 1985.

Magden, Ronald E.  The Working Longshoreman.  Tacoma, 1991.

Maines, Rachel.  Technology of Orgasm:  'Hysteria,' the Vibrator,  and Women's Sexual Satisfaction.   Johns Hopkins  Studies in the History of Technology.  New Series, 24.  Baltimore, 1999.

Marks, Lara V.  Sexual Chemistry:  A History of the Contraceptive Pill.  New Haven, 2001.

Martin, Michèle.  "Hello Central?":   Gender, Technology, and Culture in the Formation of Telephone Systems.  Montréal, 1991.

McClellan, James E. III, and Harold Dorn.   Science and Technology in World History:  An Introduction.  Baltimore, 1999.

McGaw, Judith A.  "Women and the History of American Technology." Signs (Journal of Women in Culture and Society) 7 (1982):  798-828.

McGaw, Judith A.  Most Wonderful Machine:  Mechanization and Social Change in Berkshire Paper Making, 1801-1885.  Princeton, 1987.

Meikle, Jeffrey.   American Plastic:  A Cultural History.  New Brunswick, 1995.

Melosi, Martin V.  Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform, and the Environment: 1880-1980.  New York, c1981.

--------.  "Technology Diffusion and Refuse Disposal: The Case of the British Destructor."  In Joel A. Tarr and Gabriel Dupuy, eds., Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America.  Philadelphia, 1988.

---------.  Sanitary City:  Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present.  Creating the North American Landscape.  Baltimore, 1999.

Misa, Thomas J.  A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865-1925.  Baltimore, 1995.

Morton, David.  Off the Record:  The Technology and Culture of Sound Recording in America.  New Brunkswick, N.J., 2000.

Mumford, Lewis.  Technics and Civilization.  New York, 1963.

--------. "Authoritarian and Democratic Technics." Technology and Culture 5 (1964): 1-8.

Neufeld, Michael J.  The Rocket and the Reich:  Peenemuende and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era.  Cambridge, Mass., 1995.

Noble, David F.  America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism. Oxford, 1979.

--------.  Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation.  New York, 1986.

--------.  The Religion of Technology:  The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention.  New York, 1999.

--------.  "Digital Diploma Mills."  Online.

Oldenziel, Ruth .  Making Technology Masculine:  Men, Women and Modern Machines in America.  1870-1945.  Amsterdam, 1999.

Ortega y Gasset, José.  "Man the Technician," in History As a System and Other Essays Toward a Philosophy of History.  New York, 1941, reprint: 1961.

Nye, David.  Electrifying America:  Social Meanings of a New Technology.  Cambridge, Mass., 1990.

Pacey, Arnold.  Technology in World Civilization:  A Thousand-year History.  Cambridge, Mass., 1990.

Parker, Geoffrey.  The Military Revolution:  Military Innovation and the Rise of the West.  Cambridge, 1999.

Perry, Ruth, and Lisa Greber.  "Women and Computers:  An Introduction." Signs 16 (1990):  74-101.

Pursell, Carroll. ed.  Technology in America:  A History of Individuals and Ideas.  2d. ed. Cambridge, Mass., 1990.

Post, Robert C.  High Performance:  The Culture and Technology of Drag Racing 1950-1990 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology).  Baltimore, 1996.

Radzilowski, John.  "Same Town, Different Name."  Invention and Technology 10 (1995):  20-21.

Reid, Donald.  Paris Sewers and Sewermen:  Realities and Representations.  Cambridge, Mass., 1991.

Rosen, Jeffrey.  The Unwanted Gaze:  The Destruction of Privacy in America.  New York, 2000.

Schneier, Bruce, and David Banisar.  The Electronic Privacy Papers:  Documents on the Battle for Privacy in the Age of Surveillance.  New York, 1997.

Schultz, Stanley K., and Clay McShane.  "To Engineer the Metropolis:  Sewers, Sanitation, and City Planning in Late-Nineteenth-Century America."  Journal of American History 65 (1978): 389-411.  www.jstor.org

Singh, Simon.  The Code Book:  The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography.  New York, 1999.

Smith,  Robert Ellis, and Sangram Majumdar.  Ben Franklin's Web Site:  Privacy and Curiosity from Plymouth Rock to the Internet.  2000.

Standage, Tom.  The Victorian Internet:  The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers.  New York, 1998.

Strasser, Susan.  Never Done:  A History of American Housework.  New York, 1982.

--------.  Waste and Want:  A Social History of Trash.  1999.

Sykes, Charles J.  The End of Privacy.  Boston, 1999.

Tarr, Joel A.  "The Separate vs. Combined Sewer Problem:  A Case Study in Urban Technology Design Choice." Journal of Urban History 5 (May 1979):  309-339.

--------. "The Evolution of American Urban Technology."  Journal of Urban Technology 1 (1992): 1-18.

--------.  The Search for the Ultimate Sink:  Urban Pollution in Historical Perspective.  Series on Technology and the Environment.  Akron, 1996.

Tarr, Joel A., and Gabriel Dupuy.  Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America.  Philadelphia, 1988.

Tarr, Joel A., and Josef W. Konvitz.  "Patterns in the Development of the Urban Infrastructure."  In American Urbanism:  A Historiographical Review, edited by Howard Gillette, Jr. and Zane L. Miller.  New York, 1987.

--------. "Technology and the City." Technology and Culture 31 (1990):  248-294

Tenner, Edward.  Why Things Bite Back:  Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences.  New York, 1996.

Terry, Jennifer, and Melodie Calvert, eds.  Processed Lives:  Gender and Technology in Everyday Life.  London, 1997.

Tone, Andrea.  Devices & Desires:  Women, Men & the Commercialization.  New York, 2001.

Trescott, Martha Moore, ed.  Dynamos and Virgins Revisited:  Women and Technological Change in History:  An Anthology.  Metuchen, N.J., 1979.

Valovic,  Thomas, S.  Digital Mythologies : The Hidden Complexities of the Internet.  New Brunkswick, N.J., 2000.   OUGL HM851 .V35 2000

Wajcman, Judy.   Feminism Confronts Technology.  State College, Pa., 1991.  TASTX HM221 .W35 1991

Wallace, Anthony F. C.  St. Clair:  A Nineteenth-century Coal Town's Experience with Disaster-prone Industry.  New York, 1987.

Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel.  On the Pill:  A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970.  Baltimore, 1998.

White, John H. Jr.  The American Railroad Freight Car:  From the Wood-Car to the Coming of Steel.  Baltimore, 1992.

Williams, James C.  Energy and the making of modern California.  Akron, Ohio, 1997.

Winner, Langdon.  The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in An Age of High Technology.  Chicago, 1986.

--------.  Autonomous Technology:  Technics-out-of-control as a Theme in Political Thought.  Cambridge, Mass., c1977.

--------.  "Do Artifacts Have Politics." Daedalus 109 (1980):  121-136.

Worster, Donald.  Rivers of Empire:  Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West.  New York, 1992.

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