Decolonizing the Technological Imagination: Towards a Framework for the History of Technology

By Kathleen Ochs.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Historians of technology need to construct frameworks that incorporate the technological systems of prehistory and archaic states to better understand choices about technology and their consequences.

Keywords: History of Technology, Frameworks, Prehistory, Archaic States, Paradigms, Thomas Kuhn, Gender and Technology, Socio-political systems

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.7-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 769.555KB).

Dr. Kathleen Ochs

Professor Ochs graduated from the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Her research has included a study of the Royal Society of London's History of Trades program, a quantitative study of the Colorado School of Mines mining engineers who graduate between 1900 and 1940, a study of women and technology, and most recently, a search for frameworks that make sense of the history of technology and science. Professor Ochs has taught several classes at the Colorado School of Mines, including a traditional history of science and technology class and a class that focuses on the relationship of technology and society using science fiction. She is a member of the Society for the History of Technology (and the Women in Technological History group) and the History of Science Society. She is currently working on a book that incorporates prehistory and archaic states into the history of technology.

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