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Publisher Comments:

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Second Edition reflects the latest advances in the field while continuing to provide students with a road map to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies.
  • Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology
  • Explores core topics such as realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the public understanding of science  
  • Includes numerous empirical studies and illustrative examples to elucidate the topics discussed
  • Now includes new material on  political economies of scientific and technological knowledge, and democratizing technical decisions
  • Other features of the new edition include improved readability, updated references, chapter reorganization, and more material on medicine and technology

Book News Annotation:

Sismondo (philosophy, Queen's University) reviews the history of the academic field studying the social nature of science and technology, and explains the dominant theoretical discussions. The undergraduate textbook explores standardization and objectivity, rhetoric and discourse, the construction of scientific knowledge and technological artifacts, and how public understanding of the science community varies from reality. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Sergio Sismondo teaches Philosophy and Sociology at Queen's University, Canada. He is the author of Science Without Myth: On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge (1995), The Art of Science (with Boris Castel, 2003), and numerous articles on subjects ranging from computer simulation to pharmaceutical research.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Prehistory of Science and Technology Studies 1

2 The Kuhnian Revolution 12

3 Questioning Functionalism in the Sociology of Science 23

4 Stratification and Discrimination 36

5 The Strong Programme and the Sociology of Knowledge 47

6 The Social Construction of Scientific and Technical Realities 57

7 Feminist Epistemologies of Science 72

8 Actor-Network Theory 81

9 Two Questions Concerning Technology 93

10 Studying Laboratories 106

11 Controversies 120

12 Standardization and Objectivity 136

13 Rhetoric and Discourse 148

14 The Unnaturalness of Science and Technology 157

15 The Public Understanding of Science 168

16 Expertise and Public Participation 180

17 Political Economies of Knowledge 189

References 205

Index 236

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405187657
Author:
Sismondo, Sergio
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Technology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science, technology, expertise, knowledge, social construction, epistemology, Kuhn, objectivity
Subject:
Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Philosophy of Technology
Subject:
Science, technology, expertise, knowledge, soci
Subject:
al construction, epistemology, Kuhn, objectivity
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091120
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
230.1 x 158.8 x 13.899 mm 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Sergio Sismondo teaches Philosophy and Sociology at Queen's University, Canada. He is the author of Science Without Myth: On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge (1995), The Art of Science (with Boris Castel, 2003), and numerous articles on subjects ranging from computer simulation to pharmaceutical research.
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