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Science, technology, and society

Author: Robert E McGinn
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1991.
Series: Prentice-Hall foundations of modern sociology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A systematic, integrated exploration of the relationship between science and technology and modern society - from a sociological and philosophical perspective.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E McGinn
ISBN: 0137947364 9780137947362
OCLC Number: 21905785
Description: xvii, 302 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why study science and technology in society? --
Science and technology : their natures and relationship --
Contemporary science and technology : some important characteristics --
Contexts of science and technology --
Theories of science and technology in society --
Social institutions --
Social groups --
World views and human values --
Ethics --
The character of everyday life --
The fine arts --
International relations --
Influence agents, types, and effects --
Social control of science and technology --
Science, technology, and the future : new mentalities, new practices --
The current state of the STS field : a brief overview.
Series Title: Prentice-Hall foundations of modern sociology series.
Responsibility: Robert E. McGinn.

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