Science and Technology in Society From Biotechnology to the Internet

ISBN-10: 063123182X

ISBN-13: 9780631231820

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

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Daniel Kleinman challenges the widely-held notion of science as somehow outside of society and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. He demonstrates that science and technology are fundamentally part of society and are shaped by it.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Science is Political/ Technology is Social: Concerns, Concepts, and Questions
Why is Thinking about Science and Technology so Hard?
Technoscience is Social
Technoscience is Political
Ceding Debate: Biotechnology and Agriculture
Biotechnology and the Social Organization of Agriculture and Agri-business
The Discursive Landscape in the Debate over Biotechnology
Conclusions
Rethinking Information Technology: Caught in the World Wide Web
Understanding the Digital Divide
High Technology Education
Politics, Civil Action, and the Internet
Conclusions
Owning Technoscience: Understanding the New Intellectual Property Battles
Intellectual Property, Social Common Sense, and the Knowledge Commons
Intellectual Property and the Information Technology Revolution
Owning Life: Intellectual Property in Biological Materials
Intellectual Property and Innovation
Conclusion
Technoscience in the Third World: The Politics of Indigenous Resources
Introduction
Science, Technology, and Colonialism
From Colonialism to Bio-Colonialism
Towards Equity in the Exchange of Biological Resources
Conclusions
Gender and the Ideology of Merit: Women, Men, Science, and Engineering"Merit" and Stratification in Science
Women, Men, and Academic Science
Women and Men in Science-Based Industry
Beyond Stratification in Science and Engineering: Artifacts and Research as Gendered
Conclusions
Democracy and Expertise: Citizenship in a High Tech Age
The Limits to Expert Knowledge
The Virtues of Lay Knowledge
Barriers to Democratizing Technoscience and Expertise
Strategies for Overcoming the Obstacles
Conclusions
Confronting the Problem: A Summary and Coda
References
Index
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