AMERICA BY DESIGN
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

AMERICA BY DESIGN

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-01-23
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  • Publisher: Knopf

Hailed a “significant contribution” by The New York Times, David Noble’s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the driving force behind the development of technology in this country but also how scientific research—particularly within universities—has been dominated by the corporations who fund it, who go so far as to influence the education of the engineers that will one day create the technology to be used for capitalist gain. Noble reveals that technology, often thought to be an independent science, has always been a means to an end for the men pulling the strings of Corporate America—and it was these men that laid down the plans for the design of the modern nation today.

Forces of Production
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 427

Forces of Production

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Focusing on the design and implementation of computer-based automatic machine tools, David F. Noble challenges the idea that technology has a life of its own. Technology has been both a convenient scapegoat and a universal solution, serving to disarm critics, divert attention, depoliticize debate, and dismiss discussion of the fundamental antagonisms and inequalities that continue to beset America. This provocative study of the postwar automation of the American metal-working industry—the heart of a modern industrial economy—explains how dominant institutions like the great corporations, the universities, and the military, along with the ideology of modern engineering shape, the developm...

Beyond the Promised Land
  • Language: en

Beyond the Promised Land

Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.

Progress without people
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 145

Progress without people

Is there anything in common between the age of automation now upon us and the first industrial revolution long ago (circa 1790-1840)? Yes. Both surged ahead with technical progress and production, and eliminated jobs without jobs for the workers. Both claimed that technological progress was inevitable and would automatically put things right. In this respect, the age which first established factories and the age with automates them are alike. We know that the job-killing of the late 18th and early 19th centuries hurt both the cottage workers, and the communities in which men and women lived and which depended on them, and a system of production that extended far beyond pelle like handloom we...

The Religion of Technology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 273

The Religion of Technology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-01-23
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  • Publisher: Knopf

Arguing against the widely held belief that technology and religion are at war with each other, David F. Noble's groundbreaking book reveals the religious roots and spirit of Western technology. It links the technological enthusiasms of the present day with the ancient and enduring Christian expectation of recovering humankind's lost divinity. Covering a period of a thousand years, Noble traces the evolution of the Western idea of technological development from the ninth century, when the useful arts became connected to the concept of redemption, up to the twentieth, when humans began to exercise God-like knowledge and powers. Noble describes how technological advance accelerated at the very...

Digital Diploma Mills
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 116

Digital Diploma Mills

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004-01-01
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  • Publisher: Aakar Books

An analysis that cuts through the rhetorical claims of the higher education through internet that these developments will bring benefits for all.

A World Without Women
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 329

A World Without Women

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-01-23
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  • Publisher: Knopf

In this groundbreaking work of history, David Noble examines the origins and implications of the masculine culture of Western science and technology. He begins by asking why women have figure so little in the development of science, and then proceeds—in a fascinating and radical analysis—to trace their absence to a deep-rooted legacy of the male-dominated Western religious community. He shows how over the last thousand years science and the practice and institutions of higher learning were dominated by Christian clerics, whose ascetic culture from the late medieval period militated against the inclusion of women in scientific enterprise. He further demonstrates how the attitudes that too...

Circuit properties of dispersive coupled transmission lines and waveguides
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 596

Circuit properties of dispersive coupled transmission lines and waveguides

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  • Published: 1971
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Progress Without People
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 166

Progress Without People

A provocative discussion of the role of technology and its accompanying rhetoric of limitless progress in the concomitant rise of joblessness and unemployment.

Social Historians: Timothy Brook, Merle Curti, David F. Noble, Ronald Takaki, G. M. Trevelyan, Simon Kitson, Him Mark Lai, Tony Collins
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 24

Social Historians: Timothy Brook, Merle Curti, David F. Noble, Ronald Takaki, G. M. Trevelyan, Simon Kitson, Him Mark Lai, Tony Collins

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Timothy Brook, Merle Curti, David F. Noble, Ronald Takaki, G. M. Trevelyan, Simon Kitson, Him Mark Lai, Tony Collins, Robert George Gammage, David Roediger, Victor E. Neuburg, Lawrence S. Wittner, Marta Verginella, Fran Zwitter, W. J. Rorabaugh, Bogo Grafenauer, Rosalind Mitchison, S. N. Sadasivan, Jean-Pierre Az ma, C. Anne Wilson, Harold Perkin, John Wesley Blassingame, Josef W. Meri, Kathryn M. Daynes, Theo Barker, Ruth Goodman, Joan Thirsk, Ibrahim K. Sundiata, Veronica Strong-Boag, Milko Kos, Fereydun Adamiyat, Luisa Accati, Alf L dtke, Mar...