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States of Knowledge The Co-Production of Science and the Social Order

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ISBN-10: 0415403294

ISBN-13: 9780415403290

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sheila Jasanoff

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In the past twenty years, the field of science and technology studies (S&TS) has made considerable progress toward illuminating the relationship between scientific knowledge and political power. These insights have not yet been synthesized or presented in a form that systematically highlights the connections between S&TS and other social sciences. This timely collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field attempts to fill that gap. The book develops the theme of "co-production," showing how scientific knowledge both embeds and is embedded in social identities, institutions, representations and discourses. Accordingly, the authors argue, ways of knowing the world are…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.61" wide x 9.33" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Notes on contributors
The idiom of co-production
Ordering knowledge, ordering society
Climate science and the making of a global political order
Co-producing CITES and the African elephant
Knowledge and political order in the European Environment Agency
Plants, power and development: founding the Imperial Department of Agriculture for the West Indies, 1880-1914
Mapping systems and moral order: constituting property in genome laboratories
Patients and scientists in French muscular dystrophy research
Circumscribing expertise: membership categories in courtroom testimony
The science of merit and the merit of science: mental order and social order in early twentieth-century France and America
Mysteries of state, mysteries of nature: authority, knowledge and expertise in the seventeenth century
Reconstructing sociotechnical order: Vannevar Bush and US science policy
Science and the political imagination in contemporary democracies