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The Right tools for the job : at work in twentieth-century life sciences

Author: Adele E Clarke; Joan H Fujimura
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
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[Publisher-supplied data] This volume examines scientific practice through studies of research tools in an array of twentieth-century life sciences. The contributors draw upon and extend the multidisciplinary perspectives in current science studies to understand the processes through which scientific researchers constructed the right--and, in some cases, the wrong--tools for the job. The articles portray the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adele E Clarke; Joan H Fujimura
ISBN: 0691085811 9780691085814
OCLC Number: 25047686
Description: xi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What tools? which jobs? why right? / Adele E. Clarke and Joan H. Fujimura --
The role of instruments in the generative analysis of science / James R. Griesemer --
The sociology of a genetic engineering technique : ritual and rationality in the performance of the "plasmid prep" / Kathleen Jordan and Michael Lynch --
Re/constructing socioecologies : system dynamics modeling of nomadic pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa / Peter J. Taylor --
Manometers, tissue slices, and intermediary metabolism / Frederic L. Holmes --
Whatever happened to Planaria? : C.M. Child and the physiology of inheritance / Gregg Mitman and Anne Fausto-Sterling --
Organisms and interests in scientific research : R.A. Emerson's claims for the unique contributions of agricultural genetics / Barbara A. Kimmelman --
Measuring nature : quantitative data in field biology / Yrjö Haila. Craft vs. commodity, mess vs. transcendence : how the right tool became the wrong one in the case of taxidermy and natural history / Susan Leigh Star --
A need for standard methods : the case of American bacteriology / Patricia Peck Gossel --
The tools of discipline : standards, models, and measures in the affinity/avidity controversy in immunology / Peter Keating, Alberto Cambrosio, and Michael Mackenzie.
Responsibility: edited by Adele E. Clarke and Joan H. Fujimura.
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