Building the Trident Network: A Study of the Enrollment of People, Knowledge, and Machines (Inside Technology)
The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262133970 | November 1, 2001 | 279 pages | PDF | 8 MB
In Building the Trident Network, Maggie Mort approaches the United Kingdom’s Trident submarine and missile system as a sociotechnical network. Drawing on the sociology of scientific and technical knowledge and on actor-network theory, Mort recounts how the Trident program was stabilized in the United Kingdom and brought into "successful" production. She uncovers the nature of this success by retelling unofficial histories of Trident, of production roads not taken, and of potential technological "distractions." The production of Trident, she shows, was not inevitable but contingent and problematic.