Engineering and social justice in the university and beyond
- West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xii, 209 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
TA157 .E546 2012
- Unknown TA157 .E546 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher's 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 and technology. The book examines three areas of an engineering academic's professional role: teaching, research, and community engagement. 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.
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- Publication date
- [edited] by Caroline Baillie, Alice L. Pawley, and Donna Riley.