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Laboratory life : the construction of scientific facts

Author: Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts, "and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change.
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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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