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The Resource Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part I, Engineering and society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)

Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part I, Engineering and society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)

Label
Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part I, Engineering and society
Title
Engineering and society
Title remainder
working towards social justice
Title number
Part I
Title part
Engineering and society
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Baillie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Engineers work in an increasingly complex entanglement of ideas, people, cultures, technology, systems and environments. Today, decisions made by engineers often have serious implications for not only their clients but for society as a whole and the natural world. Such decisions may potentially influence cultures, ways of living, as well as alter ecosystems which are in delicate balance. In order to make appropriate decisions and to co-create ideas and innovations within and among the complex networks of communities which currently exist and are be shaped by our decisions, we need to regain our place as professionals, to realise the significance of our work and to take responsibility in a much deeper sense. Engineers must develop the 'ability to respond' to emerging needs of all people, across all cultures.To do this requires insights and knowledge which are at present largely within the domain of the social and political sciences but which needs to be shared with our students in ways which are meaningful and relevant to engineering. This book attempts to do just that. In Part 1 Baillie introduces ideas associated with the ways in which engineers relate to the communities in which they work. Drawing on scholarship from science and technology studies, globalisation and development studies, as well as work in science communication and dialogue, this introductory text sets the scene for an engineering community which engages with the public
Member of
Cataloging source
UMC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baillie, Caroline
Dewey number
620.0023
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TA157
LC item number
.B35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, and society,
Series volume
#8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering ethics
  • Engineering
Label
Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part I, Engineering and society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from PDF t.p. (Morgan & Claypool, viewed Sept. 18, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99 -104)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Initial thoughts -- Windows on society -- Windows, disciplinary perspectives, and the flow of time -- Reading (Baillie 1998) -- Creative thinking -- Questioning and listening -- Taking a position vs. stating an opinion -- Final thoughts -- 2. Engineering and society -- Engineering is not in a vacuum -- Science, technology, and engineering -- Science and technology shape society -- Society shapes science and technology -- The interactive view of the science, technology, and society -- Technological practices -- Final thoughts -- 3. Engineering and the public -- Introduction -- Understanding dialogue -- Needs assessment and local knowledge -- Citizen science -- Risk and uncertainty -- Policy and legal issues -- Guardians of knowledge -- The internet -- Science education/literacy -- Science and the media -- Science theatre -- Final thoughts -- 4. Globalisation, development, and technology -- Introduction -- The industrial revolution (1760-1830) -- Engineering and development in 19th century -- Engineering and development in 21st century -- Global views of globalisation -- Global economic issues -- Final thoughts -- Bibliography
Control code
437005105
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 104 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598296631
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.2200/S00136ED1V01Y200905ETS008
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437005105
Label
Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part I, Engineering and society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF t.p. (Morgan & Claypool, viewed Sept. 18, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99 -104)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Initial thoughts -- Windows on society -- Windows, disciplinary perspectives, and the flow of time -- Reading (Baillie 1998) -- Creative thinking -- Questioning and listening -- Taking a position vs. stating an opinion -- Final thoughts -- 2. Engineering and society -- Engineering is not in a vacuum -- Science, technology, and engineering -- Science and technology shape society -- Society shapes science and technology -- The interactive view of the science, technology, and society -- Technological practices -- Final thoughts -- 3. Engineering and the public -- Introduction -- Understanding dialogue -- Needs assessment and local knowledge -- Citizen science -- Risk and uncertainty -- Policy and legal issues -- Guardians of knowledge -- The internet -- Science education/literacy -- Science and the media -- Science theatre -- Final thoughts -- 4. Globalisation, development, and technology -- Introduction -- The industrial revolution (1760-1830) -- Engineering and development in 19th century -- Engineering and development in 21st century -- Global views of globalisation -- Global economic issues -- Final thoughts -- Bibliography
Control code
437005105
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 104 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598296631
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.2200/S00136ED1V01Y200905ETS008
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437005105

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