An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

Blackwell Pub. (2004)
Abstract
The prehistory of science and technology studies -- The Kuhnian revolution -- Questioning functionalism in the sociology of science -- Stratification and discrimination -- The strong programme and the sociology of knowledge -- The social construction of scientific and technical realities -- Feminist epistemologies of science -- Actor-network theory -- Two questions concerning technology -- Studying laboratories -- Controversies -- Standardization and objectivity -- Rhetoric and discourse -- The unnaturalness of science and technology -- The public understanding of science -- Expertise and public participation -- Political economies of knowledge.
Keywords Science Philosophy  Science Social aspects  Technology Philosophy  Technology Social aspects
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Call number Q175.S5734 2004
ISBN(s) 0631234438   9781405187657   1405187654
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