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Engineering Studies

  • By: Nicholas Sakellariou
  • In: Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney
  • Subject:Environmental Sciences (general), Environmental Technology, Policy & Management

Engineering studies (ES) deserves attention as it is the first conscious and viable initiative for employing academic research to critique and transform engineering practice, engineering education, and the way engineers are perceived.

ES encompasses a wide range of scholarly work that seeks to understand what it means to be an engineer and what is conveyed by “engineering work” in different historical and cultural settings through historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, and feminist lenses. One of ES's central findings is that the terms engineer and engineering knowledge have significantly different connotations across various national contexts. By applying the lessons drawn from the study of the genesis and development of engineering during the past two centuries, ES scholars are able to address the contemporary stakes with respect to engineering ...

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