ERIC Number: ED275555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Revolt of the Engineers. Social Responsibility and the American Engineering Profession.
Layton, Edwin T., Jr.
In examining the history of American engineering, this book emphasizes professionalism, social responsibility, and ethics. It explains how some engineers have attempted to express a concern for the social effects of technology and to forge codes of ethics which could articulate the profession's fundamental obligation to the public. The document's major sections address: (1) the engineer and business; (2) the evolution of the profession; (3) the ideology of engineering; (4) the politics of status; (5) the revolt of the civil engineers; (6) measuring the unmeasurable (scientific management and reform); (7) the engineer as reformer (Morris L. Cooke); (8) the engineering method personified (Herbert Hoover and the Federated American Engineering Societies); (9) the return to normalcy (1921-1929); and (10) the depression and the New Deal (the engineers ideology in decline). An epilogue entitled "The Rise of Scientific Professionalism" is followed by a bibliographic essay listing primary and secondary sources, and an index. (TW)
Descriptors: Business, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Engineers, Ethics, History, Ideology, Professional Occupations, Science and Society, Science History, Scientific Attitudes, Social History, Social Responsibility, Sociocultural Patterns
Johns Hopkins University Press, 701 W. 40th St., Baltimore, MD 21211 ($29.50 hard cover, $9.95 paperback).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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