Lucas Cherkewski 

Ursula M. Franklin suggests some readings

Selections from The Real World of Technology’s bibliography

Ursula M. Franklin’s The Real World of Technology, her 1989 Massey Lectures on the intersection of technology and society, includes a generous bibliography.

Here are some of the references that caught my eye (page numbers refer to the Real World page containing the full reference; some titles may be shortened, my copies of the citations are incomplete):

  • Rothschild: Machina Ex Dea: Feminist Perspectives on Technology (181–82)
  • Franklin: “Where are the machine demographers?” (184)
  • Benston: “Feminism and the critique of the scientific method” (184)
  • Armytage: The Rise of the Technocrats: A Social History (185)
  • MacKenzie and Watchman: The Social Shaping of Technology: How the Refrigerator Got its Hum (186)
  • Noble: “Present tense technology” (187)
  • Caro: The Power Broker (188)
  • Schumacher: Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (188)
  • McRobie: Small is Possible (188)
  • Merchant: The Death of Nature (189)
  • Kramarae: “Lessons from the history of the sewing machine” (190)
  • Hacker: Doing It the Hard Way: Essays on Gender and Technology (190)
  • Franklin: “Will women change technology or will technology change women?” (190–91)
  • Wiener: The Human Use of Human Beings (191)
  • Bernard: “Science, technology, and progress: Lessons from the history of the typewriter” (191)
  • Potrebenko: Life, Love and Unions (191)
  • Hess: Community Technology (192)
  • Schumacher: Good Work (192)
  • Pacey: The Culture of Technology (192)
  • Franklin: “New approaches to understanding technology” (193)
  • Vanderburg: “Political imagination in a technological age” (193)
  • Illich: “Research by people” (193)
  • Hill: The World Turned Upside Down (193)
  • Franklin: “Silence and the notion of the commons” (194)
  • Hart: “The Building of the Internet” (194)
  • Mumford: Technics and Human Development (195)
  • Mitchell: City of Bits: Space, Time, and the Infobahn (195)
  • Franklin: Every Tool Shapes the Task: Communities and the Information Highway (195)
  • Noble: Progress without People (196)
  • Franklin: “Personally happy and publicly useful” (196)
  • Noble: Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation (196)
  • Rifkin: The End of Work (196)