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Making sense of science : understanding the social study of science

Author: Steven Yearley
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2005.
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This volume demystifies science studies and bridges the divide between social theory and the sociology of science.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yearley, Steven.
Making sense of science.
London : SAGE, 2005
(OCoLC)607750284
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Yearley
ISBN: 0803986912 9780803986916 0803986920 9780803986923
OCLC Number: 58454194
Description: xv, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Just what makes science special? --
2. Framing commitments : the strong programme and the empirical programme of relativism --
3. Knowledge and social interests --
4. Actor-networks in science --
5. Gender and science studies --
6. Ethnomethodology and the analysis of scientific discourse --
7. Reflection, explanation and reflexivity in science studies --
8. Experts in public : publics' relationships to scientific authority --
9. Figuring out risks --
10. Science in law --
11. Speaking truth to power : science and policy --
12. Conclusion : science studies and the 'crisis' of representation.
Responsibility: Steven Yearly.
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Science is at the heart of contemporary society and is therefore central to the social sciences. Yet science studies has often encountered resistance from social scientists.  Read more...

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