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An introduction to science and technology studies

Author: Sergio Sismondo
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date road map of the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio Sismondo
ISBN: 9781405187657 1405187654
OCLC Number: 317361783
Description: ix, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The prehistory of science and technology studies --
The Kuhnian revolution --
Questioning functionalism in the sociology of science --
Stratification and discrimination --
The strong programme and the sociology of knowledge --
The social construction of scientific and technical realities --
Feminist epistemologies of science --
Actor-network theory --
Two questions concerning technology --
Studying laboratories --
Controversies --
Standardization and objectivity --
Rhetoric and discourse --
The unnaturalness of science and technology --
The public understanding of science --
Expertise and public participation --
Political economies of knowledge.
Responsibility: Sergio Sismondo.

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