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An introduction to science and technology studies

Author: Sergio Sismondo
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2004
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This volume provides a roadmap to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies. The book presents the historical background for this burgeoning field, focusing on the central debates and key theoretical advances. Topics include realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, the role of experiment and theory, controversies, and the critique of science and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio Sismondo
ISBN: 0631234438 9780631234432 0631234446 9780631234449
OCLC Number: 768414269
Description: 202 p.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments 1. The Prehistory of Science and Technology Studies2. The Kuhnian Revolution3. Questioning Functionalism in the Sociology of Science . 4. Stratification and Discrimination5. The Strong Programme and the Sociology of Knowledge6. The Social Construction of Scientific and Technical Realities7. Actor-Network Theory8. Two Questions Concerning Technology9. Laboratories10. Controversies11. Standardization and Objectivity12. Creating Order, Following Rules13. Feminist Studies S TS and its Extensions14. Rhetoric and Discourse15. The Unnaturalness of Science and Technology16. Expertise and the Public Understanding of ScienceWorks Cited index
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Focused on theoretical advances and debates in science and technology, with numerous empirical studies and examples, this volume is an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the study of science  Read more...

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