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

ISBN-10: 0415403294

ISBN-13: 9780415403290

Edition: 2006

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 inseparably linked to the ways in which people seek to organize and control it. Through studies of emerging knowledges, research practices and political institutions, the authors demonstrate that the idiom of co-production importantly extends the vocabulary of the traditional social sciences, offering fresh analytic perspectiveson the nexus of science, power and culture.
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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
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
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