Science, Technology And Society In Contemporary Japan
Low Morris, Nakayama Shigeru, Yoshioka Hitoshi
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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge.UK
Publisher Year: 1999
Edition: First Edition
Description: 226 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.
Publishers Description: The challenge of the Asian economic crisis in the late 1990s has placed pressure on the Japanese economy to change, causing the nation to turn to science and technology to safeguard its future. In this book, a team of three leading scholars in the field explore the dynamic relationship among science, technology and Japanese society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being. The book includes several case studies in which competing views are presented, creating a synthesis of recent debates. Throughout, readers gain insight into the complex interplay between different values and interests, knowledge, and power. Chapters discuss government policy, the private sector and community responses; computers and communication; the automobile industry, the aerospace industry and quality control; the environment; consumer electronics; medical care; and the role of gender. This is an ideal introductory text for students in the sociology of science and technology, the history and philosophy of science, and Japanese studies. Up-to-date research and case studies make this an invaluable resource for readers interested in the nature of science and technology in the twenty-first century.