Technologies of power : essays in honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes / edited by Michael Thad Allen and Gabrielle Hecht. - Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2001. - xx, 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments vii -- Disciplined Imagination: The Life and Work of Tom and Agatha -- Hughes ix -- John M. Staudenmaier, S.J. -- Introduction: Authority, Political Machines, and Technology's -- History 1 -- Gabrielle Hecht and Michael Thad Allen -- The Telephone as Political Instrument: Gardiner Hubbard and the -- Formation of the Middle Class in America, 1875-1880 25 -- W. Bernard Carlson -- Culture and Technology in the City: Opposition to Mechanized Street -- Transportation in Late-Nineteenth-Century America 57 -- Eric Schatzberg -- The Hidden Lives of Standards: Technical Prescriptions and the -- Transformation of Work in America 95 -- Amy Slaton and Janet Abbate -- Engineering Politics, Technological Fundamentalism, and German Power -- Technology, 1900-1936 145 -- Edmund N. Todd -- Modernity, the Holocaust, and Machines without History 175 -- Michael Thad Allen -- Technological Systems, Expertise, and Policy Making: The British -- Origins of Operational Research 215 -- Erik P. Rau -- Technology, Politics, and National Identity in France 253 -- Gabrielle Hecht -- The Neutrality Flagpole: Swedish Neutrality Policy and Technological -- Alliances, 1945-1970 295 -- Hans Weinberger -- About the Authors 333 -- Index 337.

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Technology--History.
Technology and state--History.

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