A critique of the Appropriate Technology movement
A comprehensive review and critique of the theory of Appropriate Technology, which proposes a framework for integrating traditional economic development with its techniques - a sober look at the obstacles, and an appreciation of its value.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Conceptual groundwork: the concept of technology choice; technological semantics; appropriate technology as a social movement.
Part 2 The appropriate technology movement: Schumacher and intermediate technology - foundations; Schumacher and intermediate technology - developments; appropriate technology in the South; appropriate technology in the North; emerging international trends.
Part 3 Prospects for technology choice: criticisms of appropriate technology; an integrated framework; a review of plausible criticisms; facing the future.
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