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Assessment

Please, complete the following statements:

1. Something new I learned from this learning module about technology was . . .

2. Which was the most important concept that you learned from this learning module on technology and culture?

3. Which was the muddiest point you confronted while completing this learning module on technology and culture?

Bibliography

Bijker, W. E. American and Dutch Coastal Engineering. Social Studies of Science, 37(1), 143-152

Borgmann, A. (1995). The Moral Significance of the Material Culture. In A.

Feenberg, A. Hannay (Eds.), Technology and the Politics of Knowledge (pp. 85-93). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Feenberg, A. Hannay (Eds.), Technology and the Politics of Knowledge (pp. 85-93). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Dussel, E. (1998). Beyond Eurocentrism. In F. Jameson, M. Miyoshi (Eds.), The Cultures of Globalization (pp. 3-31). Durham: Duke University Press.

Feenberg, A. (1995). Subversive Rationalization. In A. Feenberg, A. Hannay (Eds.), Technology and the Politics of Knowledge (pp. 3-22). Bllomington: Indiana University Press.

Grimes, S. M. Feenberg, A. (2009). Rationalizing Play. The Information Society, 25, 105-118.

Parnis, D., Du Mont, J. (2006). Symbolic Power and the Intitutional Response to Rape. Canadian Review of Social Anthropology , 43 (1), 73-93.

Further reading

Bijker, W. E. (2006). The Vulnerability of Technological Culture. In H. Nowotny Cultures of Technology and the Quest for Innovation (pp. 52-69). New York, Berghahn Books.

Bijker, W. E., Law, J. (Eds.). (1992). Shaping technology/Building society. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Borgmann, A. (1995). The Moral Significance of the Material Culture. In A.

Feenberg, A. Hannay (Eds.), Technology and the Politics of Knowledge (pp. 85-93). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Dussel, E. (1998). Beyond Eurocentrism. In F. Jameson, M. Miyoshi (Eds.), The Cultures of GLobalization (pp. 3-31). Durham: Duke University Press.

Marcuse, H. (1991[1964]). One-Dimensional Man. Boston: Beacon Press.

Parnis, D.,&Du Mont, J. (2006). Symbolic Power and the Intitutional Response to Rape. Canadian Review of Social Anthropology , 43 (1), 73-93.

Feenberg, A., Hannay, A. (Eds.). (1995). The Politics of Knowledge. Indiana: Indiana University Press.

MacKenzie, D., Wajman, J. (Eds.). (1999). The Social Shaping of Technology. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Marcuse, H. (1991[1964]). One-Dimensional Man. Boston: Beacon Press.

Parnis, D., Du Mont, J. (2006). Symbolic Power and the Intitutional Response to Rape. Canadian Review of Social Anthropology , 43 (1), 73-93.

Thomas, R. J. (1994). What Machines Can't do. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Volti, R. (2008). Society and Technological Change. New York: Worth Publishers.

Let’s try it again. how much do you know about technology?

Multiple Selection Exercises

1. Which of the following statements is accurate of technology?

  1. Technology is the product of rational technical imperatives.
  2. Technology is designed by autonomous and objective experts.
  3. Technology embodies various social and cultural meanings.
  4. Technology is always the product of applied science.

2. The cultural horizon of a given technology refers to:

  1. the technical and instrumental rationality of technology.
  2. the set of assumptions about social values that shape technology.
  3. the social representations and/or depictions of a given technology.
  4. the set of scientific values embedded in a given technology.

3. Which of the following concepts refer to the increasing tendency among people to use knowledge, especially scientific knowledge, in the context of interpersonal relationships, with the aim of achieving greater control of the world around them?

  1. Technology
  2. Rationalization
  3. Secularization
  4. Technocracy

4. To examine and fully understand technologies from other cultures sociologists must avoid

  1. cultural relativism
  2. ethnocentrism
  3. rationality
  4. reflexivity

5. Associate the following concepts and their meanings:

____ Cultural horizon

____ Social meanings

____ Ethnocentrism

____ Cultural relativism

____ Rationalization

a. Symbolic and figurative content of technology

b. Assumptions about social values that inform and determine technology.

c. The assumption that one’s group is superior to other groups.

d. Tendency to use of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge, in the context of social relations.

d. Understanding other cultures in their own terms.

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This learning module was prepared by Dr. José Anazagasty Rodríguez. He teaches sociology for the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Tel. 787-832-4040 exts. 3839, 3407, 3303 Fax. 787-265-5440 Address: University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Social Sciences PO Box 9266 Mayagüez, PR 00681-9266

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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