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Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

John C. Burnham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Technology demands uniformity from human beings who encounter it. People encountering technology, however, differ from one another. Thinkers in the early twentieth century, observing the awful ... More


Conclusion

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter highlights a number of interpretive contexts, including: the history of accidents, the history of safety movements, the history of psychology, the strategy of individual treatment, the ... More


Introduction

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a close examination of the origins and development of the idea of accident proneness. It shows that the rise and fall of accident proneness was a clear sign of not just one, but ... More


Before Accident Proneness

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the development of awareness of safety. Accident proneness had a particular background in the young science of psychology, and in the realm of general knowledge and belief. ... More


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