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Computers and Computing in Society

  • Valérie SchaferEmail author
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Frank Bösch (Ed.) 2018. Wege in die Gesellschaft. Computernutzung in der Bundesrepublik (1955–1990). Geschichte der Gegenwart, Bd. 20. Göttingen: Wallstein, geb., 326 S., € 29.90, ISBN: 978-3-83533-290‑4.

Marie Hicks 2017. Programmed Inequality. How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, brosch., 352 S., US-$ 20.00, ISBN: 978-0-26253-518‑2.

Joy Lisi Rankin 2018. A People’s History of Computing in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, geb., 336 S., US-$ 29.95/€ 27.00, ISBN: 978-0-67497-097‑7.

One way that we could make our subject more engaging and relevant to others is to focus on people rather than machines. One of the most significant insights of recent scholarship in the history of technology has been the realization that technological change is as much driven by social processes as by inherent technological imperatives. (Ensmenger 2004: 96)

Several new approaches have been developed in the domain of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)University of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg

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