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The Resource Engineering and social justice : in the university and beyond, [edited by] Caroline Baillie, Alice Pawley, and Donna Riley

Engineering and social justice : in the university and beyond, [edited by] Caroline Baillie, Alice Pawley, and Donna Riley

Label
Engineering and social justice : in the university and beyond
Title
Engineering and social justice
Title remainder
in the university and beyond
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Caroline Baillie, Alice Pawley, and Donna Riley
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An increasing number of researchers and educators in the field of engineering wish to integrate considerations of social justice into their work and practice. In this volume, an international team of authors, from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, invite scholars to think and teach in new ways that acknowledge the social, as well as technical, impact engineering can have on our world and that open possibilities for social justice movements to help shape engineering/technology. The book examines three areas of an engineering academic's professional role: teaching, research, and community engagement. Some of the authors have created classes to help students think through their roles as engineering practitioners in a changing society, and present case studies here. They also explore questions of access to engineering education. Other contributors are focusing their research on improving the lives of the marginalized and powerless. Yet others are engaging local groups and exploring ways in which universities might serve their communities and in which academic institutions can themselves be more socially just. The contributors take a broad social and ecological justice perspective to critique existing practices and explore alternatives. The result is a handbook for all scholars of engineering who think beyond the technical elements of their field, and an essential reader for anyone who believes in the transformative power of the discipline"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
174/.962
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA157
LC item number
.E546 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Engineering and social justice : in the university and beyond, [edited by] Caroline Baillie, Alice Pawley, and Donna Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9781612491561
Isbn Type
(epdf)
Lccn
2011036984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn706019536
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788899
Label
Engineering and social justice : in the university and beyond, [edited by] Caroline Baillie, Alice Pawley, and Donna Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9781612491561
Isbn Type
(epdf)
Lccn
2011036984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn706019536
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788899

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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