A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance
By (author) Donald MacKenzie
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Inventing Accuracy by Donald MacKenzie
Book DescriptionDonald MacKenzie follows one line of technology -- strategic ballistic missile guidance through a succession of weapons systems to reveal the workings of a world that is neither awesome nor unstoppable. He uncovers the parameters, the pressures, and the politics that make up the complex social construction of an equally complex technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262631471
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald MacKenzie
Material Markets, Hardback (December 2008)
Financial markets, processes, and instruments are often difficult to fathom; the credit crisis highlights both their importance and their fragility. In this book, MacKenzie, one of the most perceptive analysts of the financial world, puts forward a material sociology of markets, rooted in the actors and agents that shape modern finance.
Engine, Not a Camera, Paperback (August 2008)
A pioneering work in the social studies of finance describes how the emergence of modern finance theory has affected financial markets in fundamental ways--as an engine that shapes them rather than a camera that reproduces their every detail.
Do Economists Make Markets?, Paperback (July 2008)
Dedicated to the controversial question of whether economics is performative - of whether, in some cases, economics actually produces the phenomena it analyzes, this book features case studies that intend to offer substance to the notion of the performativity of economics in an accessible, nontechnical way.
Mechanizing Proof, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Donald MacKenzie
A sociological approach to the history of proof, as applied to and performed by computer systems.
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Author Biography - Donald MacKenzie
Donald MacKenzie is Professor of Sociology (Personal Chair) at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Inventing Accuracy (1990), Knowing Machines (1996), and Mechanizing Proof (2001), all published by the MIT Press. Portions of An Engine, not a Camera won the Viviana A. Zelizer Prize in economic sociology from the American Sociological Association.
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