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Author Low, Morris.
Title Science, technology and society in contemporary Japan / Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka.
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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 Floor4  Q175.52.J3 L68 1999    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 226 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Series Contemporary Japanese society
Contemporary Japanese society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Basic versus applied research: the role of corporate laboratories and universities -- Cooperation versus competition: national projects and Japan's science cities -- Quality versus quantity: quality control and the automobile industry -- Technology versus commercial feasibility: nuclear power and electric utilities -- Consumerism and development versus the environment -- Domestic development versus importation of technology: the aerospace industry and the FS-X/F-2 fighter plane controversy -- Domestic technology versus the export of technology -- Information society versus controlled society -- Science, technology and gender -- National interest versus local interests: civil aviation and the construction of Narita Airport -- The patient versus the doctor: changes in medical care and attitudes to the body.
Summary "This book explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and Japanese society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being. It presents a synthesis of recent debates by juxtaposing competing views about the role and direction of science, technology and medical care in Japan. This is an ideal introductory text for students in the sociology of science and technology, the history and philosophy of science, and Japanese studies."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Science -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Science and state -- Japan.
Technology and state -- Japan.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Related Names Nakayama, Shigeru, 1928-2014
Yoshioka, Hitoshi, 1953-
Collection Title Nippon Foundation.
ISBN 0521652820 (alk. paper)
9780521652827 (alk. paper)
0521654254 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780521654258 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 610375252