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The Sociology of Science, Technology and the Military: Technology

Study of people and machines


A highly selective bibliography of resources available through Princeton catalogs

The Sociology of Science, Technology and the Military

  The Role of Emerging Technology

 "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."  HAL - 2001 A Space Odyssey

"What is now proved was once only imagined."   William Blake, (1790)

Technology shifts and shapes the modern world as a background and framework for our families, communities, and all the other groups that enable our identities.  Among the works Princeton holds which shed light on this phenomenon  are the following.

New Technologies

  • Artificial intelligence in behavioral and mental health care,  edited by David D. Luxton.   Amsterdam : Elsevier Ltd., 2016.  ONLINE.
  • Dawn or doom : the risks and rewards of emerging technologies, edited by Gerry McCartney, Steve Tally.   West Lafayette, IN : Purdue University Press, [2016].  90 pages, color illustrations.   (ST) Oversize T173.8 .D39 2016q.      
  • Driverless : intelligent cars and the road ahead, by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman.   Cambridge, MA ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2016].   312 pages : illustrations.  (ST)  TL152.8 .L57 2016.
    Human and robot hands : sensorimotor synergies to bridge the gap between neuroscience and robotics, edited by Matteo Bianchi, Alessandro Moscatelli.  Cham : Springer, [2016].  283 pages, illustrations.  (ST)   TJ211.43 .H852 2016
  • Look who’s watching : surveillance, treachery, and trust online, by/ Fen Osler Hampson and Eric Jardine  nWaterloo ON Canada:  CIGI, 2016.  341 pages, illustrated.  (ST).On Order   The Dark Web is indeed a shadowey place, rift with cybercrime and identity theft. Much of that ill favored landscape is detailed here. 

  • Machine ethics and robot ethics. by Wendell Wallach; Peter Mario Asaro.  Aldershot, Hamps. : Ashgate Publishing 2016.   536 pages.  (ST)  Being Ordered January 2017.
  • Managing the Internet of Things : architectures, theories and applications,  edited by Jun Huang and Kun Hua. London : The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2016. 214 pages : illustrations.  (ST)   TK7895.E43 M36 2016
  • Marconi’s wireless and the rhetoric of a new technology, by Aaron A. Toscano.  Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2012.  145 pages, illustrations.   (F) HE9713 .T67 2012.  Also ONLINE
  • Personhood and social robitics: a psychological consideration, by Raya Jones  Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.  213 pages.  (ST) TJ211.49 .J66 2016.
  • The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world, by Jeremy Black.  New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.  492 pages.  (F) CB478 .B54 2014
  • Puppet master, by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice.   New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016].  487 pages.  (DIXON)  PS3552.R68543 P87 2016. 
  • Healthcare robots : ethics, design and implementation,  by Aimee van Wynsberghe.   Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015].  152 pages.   (F)  R857.R63 W96 2015.
  • Henry Ford’s project in human engineering : the sociological department of the Ford Motor Company (1913-1941) / Georgios P. Loizides.  Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, [2014].  225 pages.  (F)  HD9710.U54 F6425 2014.
  • Sex, bombs, and burgers : how war, pornography, and fast food have shaped modern technology, by Peter Nowak.  Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2011.  392 pages.  (ST) and LEWIS.  ONLINE. 
    The social production of technical work : the case of British engineers, by Peter Whalley.   Albany : State University of New York Press, 1986.  237 pages.  Annex A   TA157 .W447 1986