ERIC Number: ED173253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Science, Technology and the Social Order.
Morehouse, Ward, Ed.
The collective theme of these seven essays calls for a new perspective on science and technology so that they are dedicated to the pursuit of truth and human liberties rather than to power, control, and exploitation. The authors of the essays are with various international development and research centers and projects in seven countries. John Galtung discusses technology not merely as a mode of production but as containing economic, social, cultural, and cognitive structures. Francisco R. Sagasti examines the role of science and technology in development, and presents a strategy for endogeneous development. A. Rahman suggests concrete steps for linking scientific and technological developments to a movement for social change. Ponna Wignaraja examines the dependence of development on the transfer of external capital and technology, and formulates an alternative perspective in terms of human development, participation, and self-reliance. John W. Forge discusses the problems and needs of African countries. Ashis Nandy calls for a set of values relating to a deeper understanding of the politics of technology in its cross-national and cross-cultural contexts. Ward Morehouse discusses the need to focus debate on the underlying issues of development strategies using capital-intensive, socially inappropriate, and environmentally destructive Western technologies. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Books, Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness, Developing Nations, Development, Economic Development, Essays, Global Approach, International Relations, Political Issues, Relationship, Sciences, Scientific Enterprise, Social Change, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technology, Values, World Problems
Transaction Books, Rutgers, The State University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for World Order, New York, NY.