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Laboratory life : the construction of scientific facts

Author: Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1986.
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Presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. This book provides an important link between the sociology of modern  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Latour, Bruno.
Laboratory life.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)133161674
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar
ISBN: 069102832X 9780691028323 0691094187 9780691094182
OCLC Number: 13124747
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1979. (Sage library of social research ; v. 80).
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From order to disorder --
An anthropologist visits the laboratory --
Photograph file --
The construction of a fact: the case of TRF(H) --
The microprocessing of facts --
Cycles of credit --
The creation of order out of disorder --
Postscript to the second edition (1986).
Responsibility: Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar ; introduction by Jonas Salk ; with a new postscript and index by the authors.

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"The pioneering 'laboratory study' in the sociology of scientific knowledge... The first and, deservedly, the most influential book-length account of day-to-day work in a single laboratory Read more...

 
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