Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

ISBN-10: 0262083647

ISBN-13: 9780262083645

Edition: 3rd 2007

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Science and Technology Studies is a flourishing interdisciplinary field that examines the creation, development, and consequences of science and technology in their cultural, historical, and social contexts. "The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies" provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field, reviewing current research and major theoretical and methodological approaches and analyzing emergent issues in a form that is accessible to new and established scholars from a range of disciplines. Handbook chapters review the dominant theoretical perspectives of S&TS, present the current state of research on a spectrum of topics in the field, analyze changes brought about by the commercialization of science, study interactions between science and other institutions, examine the role of experts and the public in scientific and technological decision making, and consider the cultural and social dimensions of new technologies. "The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies" is the third in a series of volumes sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science that have defined the field of Science and Technology Studies. It will be an essential resource for scholars in S&TS as well as for those in such neighboring disciplines as anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology, law, political science, feminist and critical theory, and literary studies. Contributors: Vincanne Adams, Warwick Anderson, Brian Balmer, Daniel Barben, Pablo Boczkowski, Steve Breyman, Massimiano Bucchi, Regula Burri, Nancy Campbell, Adele E. Clarke, H.M. Collins, Susan E. Cozzens, Jennifer L. Croissant, Park Doing, Joseph Dumit, Steven Epstein, Henry Etzkowitz, Robert Evans, Erik Fisher, StefanFuchs, Sonia Gatchair, Ronald N. Giere, Thomas F. Gieryn, Namrata Gupta, David H. Guston, Adam Hedgecoe, Christopher R. Henke, David Hess, Linda Hogle, Alan Irwin, Sheila Jasanoff, Deborah G. Johnson, David Kaiser, William Keith, Carol Kemelgor, Kyung-Sup Kim, Andrew Lakoff, Bruno Latour, Leah A. Lievrouw, Margaret Lock, Brian Martin, Paul Martin, Philip Mirowski, Cyrus Mody, Federico Neresini, Gonzalo Ordonez, Nelly Oudshoorn, Trevor Pinch, Alex Preda, Brian Rappert, William Rehg, Marina Ranga, Cynthia Selin, Esther-Mirjam Sent, Steven Shapin, Sergio Sismondo, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Miriam Solomon, Susan Leigh Star, John Stone, Lucy Suchman, Anupit Supnithadnaporn, Charles Thorpe, Stephen Turner, The Virtual Knowledge Studio, Jameson M. Wetmore, Sally Wyatt, and Steven Yearley Published in cooperation with the Society for Social Studies of Science.
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List price: $64.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/28/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1080
Size: 9.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ideas and Perspectives
Science and Technology Studies and an Engaged Program
The Social Study of Science before Kuhn
Political Theory in Science and Technology Studies
A Textbook Case Revisited-Knowledge as a Mode of Existence
The Social Worlds Framework
A Theory/Methods Package
Feminist STS and the Sciences of the Artificial
Technological Determinism Is Dead
Long Live Technological Determinism
Pramoedya's Chickens
Postcolonial Studies of Technoscience
Practices, People, and Places
Argumentation in Science
The Cross-Fertilization of Argumentation Theory and Science Studies
STS and Social Epistemology of Science
Cognitive Studies of Science
Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Raise a Discipline
The Past, Present, and Future Politics of Laboratory Studies in STS
Social Studies of Scientific Imaging and Visualization
Messy Shapes of Knowledge-STS Explores Informatization, New Media, and Academic Work
The Virtual Knowledge Studio:
Sites of Scientific Practice
The Enduring Importance of Place
Scientific Training and the Creation of Scientific Knowledge
The Coming Gender Revolution in Science
Politics and Publics
Science in the Modern World
Science and Public Participation
Science, Technology, and Social Movements
Patient Groups and Health Movements
User-Technology Relationships
Some Recent Developments
STS and Ethics
Implications for Engineering Ethics
STS Perspectives on Scientific Governance
Expertise
From Attribute to Attribution and Back Again?
Institutions and Economics
The Commercialization of Science and the Response of STS
Organizational Contexts of Science
Boundaries and Relationships between University and Industry
Science, Technology, and the Military
Priorities, Preoccupations, and Possibilities
The Right Patient for the Drug
Pharmaceutical Circuits and the Codification of Illness
Making Order
Law and Science in Action
Knowledge and Development
Emergent Technosciences
Genomics, STS, and the Making of Sociotechnical Futures
Emerging Medical Technologies
Biomedical Technologies, Cultural Horizons, and Contested Boundaries
STS and Social Studies of Finance
Nature and the Environment in Science and Technology Studies
Bridging STS and Communication Studies
Scholarship on Media and Information Technologies
Anticipatory Governance of Nanotechnology
Foresight, Engagement, and Integration
List of Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index
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