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Humanitarian engineering, Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz

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Humanitarian engineering
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Humanitarian engineering
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Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz
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eng
Summary
Humanitarian Engineering reviews the development of engineering as a distinct profession and of the humanitarian movement as a special socio-political practice. Having noted that the two developments were situated in the same geographical and historical space--that is, in Europe and North America beginning in the 1700s--the book argues for a mutual influence and synthesis that has previously been lacking. In this spirit, the first of two central chapters describes humanitarian engineering as the artful drawing on science to direct the resources of nature with active compassion to meet the basic needs of all -- especially the powerless, poor, or otherwise marginalized. A second central chapter then considers strategies for education in humanitarian engineering so conceived. Two final chapters consider challenges and implications
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, & society,
Series volume
#13
Humanitarian engineering, Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz
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Humanitarian engineering, Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-72)
Contents
  • 1. Engineering -- What engineers do -- From military to civilian engineering -- Use and convenience, extended and criticized --
  • 2. Humanitarianism -- Humanitarianism versus humanism and human rights -- Humanitarian universalism -- Anticipations of the humanitarian movement -- Phase one (1800s): rise of the humanitarian movement proper -- Phase two (early 1900s): humanitarianism beyond the battlefield -- Phase three (1950s-1960s): humanitarianism as free world ideology -- Phase four (1970s-1990s): alternative humanitarianisms -- Phase five (2000s-present): humanitarianism globalized and questioned -- The humanitarian charter --
  • 3. Humanitarian engineering -- The Fred Cuny story -- Other precursors and influences -- Maurice Albertson and the U.S. Peace Corps -- Médecins sans frontiers and Engineers without borders -- Humanitarian engineering: core features --
  • 4. Humanitarian engineering education -- A few model programs -- The Peace Corps master's international program -- What counts as a humanitarian engineering project -- The needs question -- New dimensions in engineering and education --
  • 5. Challenges -- Practical challenges -- Theoretical challenges --
  • 6. Conclusion: humanizing technology -- Bibliography -- Supplemental bibliography -- Authors' biographies
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xii, 73 p.
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9781608451517
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(pbk)
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ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)669899623

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