Society And Technological Change
Society and Technological Change
With an engaging and insightful presentation, Rudi Volti examines both how technology has influenced our lives and how it is shaped by the societies that create it. The new Eighth Edition features new and updated coverage of the gig economy; technology, income inequality, and the changing workforce; reading in a digital world; Social media and the network effect; cyber-attacks; gene patenting; and more
About the Author
Rudi Volti is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College, and he is a founding member of the program in Science, Technology, and Society of the Claremont Colleges. His books and articles have covered a variety of topics relating to the interaction of technology and society, including technology transfer to East Asia, the history of the engineering profession, the origin of frozen foods, and the history of automobile engines. He currently serves as book review editor for Transfers: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Mobility Studies.His personal encounters with technology center on cars, motorcycles, and model railroading."