Download e-book for iPad: Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and by John Burnham

By John Burnham

ISBN-10: 0226081176

ISBN-13: 9780226081175

Technology calls for uniformity from people who stumble upon it. humans encountering know-how, besides the fact that, fluctuate from each other. Thinkers within the early 20th century, looking at the grim outcomes of interactions among people and machines—death by way of cars or dismemberment by way of manufacturing facility equipment, for example—developed the belief of twist of fate proneness: the tendency of a specific individual to have extra injuries than most folk. In tracing this idea from its start to its disappearance on the finish of the 20 th century, Accident Prone bargains a distinct background of expertise centred now not on techniques yet on their accidental consequences.

Here, John C. Burnham indicates that because the computer period advanced, the actual and fiscal influence of injuries coevolved with the increase of the coverage and tendencies in twentieth-century psychology. After international battle I, psychologists decided that a few everyone is extra coincidence providers than others. This designation signaled a shift in social technique towards minimizing injuries through diverting specific humans clear of harmful environments. by way of the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, even though, the belief of twist of fate proneness progressively declined, and engineers constructed new applied sciences to guard every person, thereby introducing a hidden, yet radical, egalitarianism.

            mendacity on the intersection of the historical past of know-how, the heritage of medication and psychology, and environmental background, Accident Prone is an bold highbrow research of the delivery, progress, and decline of an concept that might curiosity an individual who needs to appreciate how Western societies have grappled with the human bills of recent life.

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