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The Resource Engineers within a local and global society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)

Engineers within a local and global society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)

Label
Engineers within a local and global society
Title
Engineers within a local and global society
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Baillie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Engineers, Technology and Society presents topics intended to aid the practicing engineer in reflecting upon the nature and purpose of their own practice within the engineering profession and how that is related to and implicated in social, economic and political issues. The series will include external relations between engineering, economic systems and social and political practices, as well as power structures and working conditions within the organisation. In an increasingly competitive and hostile environment in which practicing engineers are forced to spend their lives fighting for higher profit margins, many engineers become despondent and often leave the profession just a few years after graduation. They do not feel they are engineering for those in need in the world but for a small minority who can pay. There are an increasing number of engineers in the workplace who feel dissatisfied with these issues but do not know where to begin to address them. It is hoped that these books will start a conversation in many parts of the world where diverse engineers are working. This introductory book of the series presents an overview of the key issues at stake. I consider how, as engineers, we might decide what is the right thing to do by exploring rights and notions of freedom and what these might mean in a world where we are, according to some, 'training for compliance'. I consider engineering in the past and how it has been used to contribute to social contexts in the Western world as well as in developing countries. I look at our responsibility as engineers to learn from the past to enhance our understanding and take appropriate action related to contemporary industrial development and globalization. Finally, I present a case study of my own engineering for others to critique. Practicing what you preach is never easy and living as a just engineer presents many challenges. As Ursula Franklin states clearly in her Massey lectures which I discuss in chapter 1, engineers have choices; it is up to us to ensure that we are aware of the way in which our engineering practice contributes to global social, economic and political issues so that we are able to make response - able choices
Member of
Cataloging source
WAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baillie, Caroline
Dewey number
174.962
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TA153
LC item number
.B34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society,
Series volume
#2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering ethics
  • Engineering
Label
Engineers within a local and global society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on Nov. 2, 2006)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choices as an engineer -- How responsible is engineering -- Engineering and society in the past -- The contemporary industrial revolution -- Global economic issues -- Public understanding of science and technology -- Alternative systems -- Case study: developing waste plastic/agave fibre ceiling panels in Lesotho, Africa -- Summing up
Control code
74904497
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 69 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598291360
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)74904497
Label
Engineers within a local and global society, Caroline Baillie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on Nov. 2, 2006)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choices as an engineer -- How responsible is engineering -- Engineering and society in the past -- The contemporary industrial revolution -- Global economic issues -- Public understanding of science and technology -- Alternative systems -- Case study: developing waste plastic/agave fibre ceiling panels in Lesotho, Africa -- Summing up
Control code
74904497
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 69 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598291360
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)74904497

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