Technology Choice: A Critique Of The Appropriate Technology Movement, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Technology Choice

A Critique Of The Appropriate Technology Movement, 1st Edition

By Kelvin W Willoughby


350 pages

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This book attempts to provide a theoretical framework for answering difficult questions evoked by the concept of technology choice primarily by conducting a review of the Appropriate Technology movement and its ideas and experiments.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Conceptual Groundwork -- Introduction: The Concept of Technology Choice -- Technological Semantics -- Appropriate Technology as a Social Movement -- The Appropriate Technology Movement -- Schumacher and Intermediate Technology: Foundations -- Schumacher and Intermediate Technology: Developments -- Appropriate Technology in the South -- Appropriate Technology in the North -- Emerging International Trends -- Prospects for Technology Choice -- Criticisms of Appropriate Technology -- An Integrated Framework -- A Review of Plausible Criticisms -- Facing the Future

About the Author

Kelvin W. Willoughby

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General