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Science, technology, and society : a sociological approach

Author: Wenda K Bauchspies; Jennifer Croissant; Sal P Restivo
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
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"Science, Technology, and Society: A Sociological Approach is a comprehensive guide to the emergent field of science, technology, and society studies and its implications for today's culture and society. Written in an accessible style, and designed especially for students, the book emphasizes the sociological sciences as the foundation for STS studies. It opens with a discussion of current STS topics, research  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wenda K Bauchspies; Jennifer Croissant; Sal P Restivo
ISBN: 9780631232094 0631232095 9780631232100 0631232109
OCLC Number: 57594935
Description: xiii, 149 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Our Premises and Our Approach --
Nuts and Bolts and the Systems that Tighten Them --
From the Sociology of Science to Science and Technology Studies --
Cultures of Science --
Birth of a Fact --
Society and Culture --
Worldviews --
The Social Construction Conjecture --
Feminism and Science Studies --
Technology in Motion --
Pre-scientific: You or Me? --
Mind and Society --
What Can Sociologists Say about Mathematics? --
The Dance of Truth --
Science and Technology as Social Institutions --
The Dance of Magic, Science, and Religion --
What Is Truth? --
Dangerous Icons: From Magic and Religion to Science and Law --
STS and Power in the Postmodern World --
Technology and Society --
Power, Values, and Agency --
Cyborgs, Humans, and Technology --
Contemporary Society: Globalization or Bust? --
Metaphors, Narratives, and Glocal Cultures --
Conclusion: Technoscience and Globalizations --
Life after Science and Technology Studies --
Technoscience Revisited --
Case Study: The New Reproductive Technologies --
Case Study: Robots, Minds, and Society --
Frontiers and Horizons --
Conclusion: Where We Have to Stand in Order to Begin.
Responsibility: Wenda K. Bauchspies, Jennifer Croissant, and Sal Restivo.
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