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The science studies reader

Author: Mario Biagioli
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
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The Science Studies Readeris a landmark anthology of writing in the burgeoning new field of science studies. Society and the scientific community are today engaging more thoughtfully than ever before the question of what "scientific knowledge" might be. This collection of writings by some of the most prominent thinkers in the field speaks to the nature of science and knowledge across time, cultures, and genders.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Recueil (Descripteur de forme)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Biagioli
ISBN: 0415918677 9780415918671
OCLC Number: 468486482
Notes: Bibliogr. p. [569]-582. Index.
Description: XVIII-590 p. : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: [Contents] Introduction / Mario Biagioli. --
1. Agential Realism: Feminist Interventions in Understanding Scientific Practices (1998) / Karen Barad. --
2. Aporias of Scientific Authorship: Credit and Responsibility in Contemporary Biomedicine (1998) / Mario Biagioli. --
3. The Specificity of the Scientific Field and the Social Conditions of the Progress of Reason (1975, abridged 1998) / Pierre Bourdieu. --
Muscles and Engines: Indicator Diagrams and Helmholtz's Graphical Methods (1994, abridged 1998) / Robert M. Brain and M. Norton Wise. --
5. Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation: Domestication of the Scallops and the Fishermen of St. Brieuc Bay (1986, abridged 1998) / Michel Callon. --
6. Reading Science Studies Writing (1997, abridged 1998) / Sande Cohen. --
7. The TEA Set: Tacit Knowledge and Scientific Networks (1974) / H.M. Collins. --
8. Objectivity and the Escape from Perspective (1991) / Lorraine Daston. --
9. Styles of Reasoning, Conceptual History, and the Emergence of Psychiatry (1996, abridged 1998) / Arnold I. Davidson. --
10. Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief (1997, abridged 1998) / Peter Galison. --
11. Making Up People (1986) / Ian Hacking. --
12. Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Pespective (1988) / Donna J. Haraway. --
13. On the Problem of Chinese Science (1998) / Rogert Hart. --
14. The Evolution of Large Technological Systems (1987, abridged 1998) / Thomas P. Hughes. --
15. In the Beginning Was the Word?: The Genetic Code and the Book of Life (1998) / Lily E. Kay. --
16. The Gender/Science System: or, Is Sex to gender as Nature Is to Science? (1987) / Evelyn Fox Keller. --
17. Moral Economy, Material culture, and Community in Drosophila Genetics (1998) / Robert E. Kohler. --
18. Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Raise the World (1983, abridged 1998) / Bruno Latour. --
20. Was the Last Turn the Right Turn?: The Semiotic Turn and A.J. Greimas (1992) / Timothy Lenoir. --
21. Science in Antiquity: The Greek and Chinese Cases and Their Relevance to the Problems of Culture and Cognition (1996) / Geoffrey Lloyd. --
22. Pictures, Texts, and Objects: The Literary Language Game of Bird-Watching (1988, abridged 1998) / Michael Lynch and John Law. --
23. Nuclear Missile Testing and the Social Construction of Accuracy (1990, abridged 1998) / Donald Mackenzie. --
24. Toward an Anthropology of Immunology: The Body as Nation State (1990) / Emily Martin. --
25. The Mangle of Practice: Agency and Emergence in the Sociology of Science (1993) / Andrew Pickering. --
26. Quantification and the Accounting Ideal in Science (1992) / Theodore M. Porter. --
27. Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality (1992, abridged 1998) / Paul Rabinow. --
28. Experimental Systems: Historiality, Narration, and Deconstruction (1994) / Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. --
29. Thinking Dia-Grams: Mathematics and Writing (1995, abridged 1998) / Brian Rotman. --
30. Understanding Scientific Practices: Cultural Studies of Science as a Philosophical Program (1998) / Joseph Rouse. --
31. Late Victorian Metrology and Its Instrumentation: A Manufactory of Ohms (1992, abridged 1998) / Simon Schaffer. --
32. The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England (1988) / Steven Shapin. --
33. Institutional Ecology, "Translation", and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39 (1989, abridged 1998) / Susan Leigh Star and James R. Griesemer. --
34. Pilgrim's Progress: Male Tales Told during a Life in Physics (1988, abridged 1998) / Sharon Traweek. --
35. What Are We Thinking about When we Are Thinking About Computers? (1995, abridged 1998) / Sherry Turkle. --
36. The Engendering of Archaeology: Refiguring Feminist Science Studies (1997, abridged 1998) / Alison Wylie. --
Contributors' Bibliographies. --
Selected Readings. --
Contributors' List. --
Permissions Acknowledgments. --
Responsibility: ed ; by Mario Biagioli ; in consultation with Peter Galison, Donna J. Haraway, Emily Martin [et autres].
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