Engineering and Social Justice Paperback / softback
by Donna Riley
Part of the Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology, and Society series
The profession of engineering in the United States has historically served the status quo, feeding an ever-expanding materialistic and militaristic culture, remaining relatively unresponsive to public concerns, and without significant pressure for change from within.
This book calls upon engineers to cultivate a passion for social justice and peace and to develop the skill and knowledge set needed to take practical action for change within the profession. Because many engineers do not receive education and training that support the kinds of critical thinking, reflective decision-making, and effective action necessary to achieve social change, engineers concerned with social justice can feel powerless and isolated as they remain complicit.
Utilizing techniques from radical pedagogies of liberation and other movements for social justice, this book presents a roadmap for engineers to become empowered and engage one another in a process of learning and action for social justice and peace.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 152 pages
- Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
- Publication Date: 15/03/2008
- Category: Engineering: general
- ISBN: 9781598296266