I'm looking for literature that might answer the following questions:
What are the dimensions of the scientist class/engineering/inventing class? What are the dynamics between this class and other social/economic classes? What have these dimensions and dynamics looked like in different stages of history (i.e. different modes of production)? How have people resisted the imposition of new forms of technology on their way of life? Some topics/sources that have helped me frame my questions are: Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford, Machine Dreams by Philip Mirowsi, Thorstein Veblen, Luddites.