Recent history makes clear that the quantum leaps being made in technology are the leading edge of a groundswell of paradigm shifts taking place in science, politics, economics, social institutions, and the expression of cultural values. Indeed it is the simultaneity and interdependence of these changes occurring in every dimension of human experience and endeavor that makes the present so historically distinctive. The essays gathered here give voice to perspectives on the always improvised relationship between technology and cultural values from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Pacific.The volume opens with four essays reflecting on the interplay of cultural difference, history, and technology. ... but that progress is an ambiguous heritage in that it values technological, economic, and scientific progress without raisinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Technology and Cultural Values|
|Author||:||Peter D. Hershock, Mariėtta Tigranovna Stepani͡ant͡s, Roger T. Ames|
|Publisher||:||University of Hawaii Press - 2003-01|