Science, Technology and Economics: The Invention of Radio as a Case Study

  • Hugh G. J. Aitken
Part of the Sociology of the Sciences A Yearbook book series (SOSC, volume 2)


Economic history is one of the hybrid disciplines, conceived in the late nineteenth century, offspring of a transitory union between two otherwise virtuous academic parents. It has, in its later career, regularly jeopardized its slender claims to respectability by a reluctance to honor conventional boundaries. Economic historians are most at home in the disputed areas between disciplines. They cultivate the borderlands, the uncertain margins between history and economics, between the humanities and the social sciences.


Technological Change Economic System Radio Technology Economic Historian Pure Science 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh G. J. Aitken
    • 1
  1. 1.Amherst CollegeUSA

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