Science Studies Reader / Edition 1

Science Studies Reader / Edition 1

by Mario Biagioli
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415918685

ISBN-13: 2900415918687

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Science Studies Reader is a landmark anthology of writing in the burgeoning new field of science studies. Society and the scientific community are today engaging more thoughtfully than ever before the question of what "scientific knowledge" might be. This

collection of writings by some of the most prominent thinkers in the field speaks to the nature of

Overview

The Science Studies Reader is a landmark anthology of writing in the burgeoning new field of science studies. Society and the scientific community are today engaging more thoughtfully than ever before the question of what "scientific knowledge" might be. This

collection of writings by some of the most prominent thinkers in the field speaks to the nature of science and knowledge across time, cultures, and genders.

The Reader focuses on the practices of modern and contemporary science and technology located in different national

and institutional settings, with some attention to non- Western contexts. Here are essays on the gender dimensions of science, the moral economies of scientific communities, imaging techniques, intellectual property, authorship, and many other current subjects. The collection presents

science as crucially connected to issues within contemporary history, sociology, gender studies, anthropology, and cultural studies of science.

By mapping some of the open questions and points of tension likely to occupy the field for years to come, the essays in the

Readercast fresh light on what "science" means at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415918687
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. MARIO BIAGIOLI--Introduction

2. KAREN BARAD--Agential Realism: Feminist Interventions in Understanding Scientific Practices

3. MARIO BIAGIOLI--Aporias of Scientific Authorship: Credit and Responsibility in

Contemporary Biomedicine

4. PIERRE BOURDIEU--The Specificity of Scientific Field and the Social Conditions of the Progress of Reason

5. ROBERT M. BRAIN and M. NORTON WISE--Muscles and Engines: Indicator Diagrams and Helmholtz's Graphical Methods

6. MICHEL

CALLON--Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation: Domestication of the Scallops and the Fisherman of St. Brieuc Bay

7. SANDE COHEN--Reading Science Studies Writing

8. H. M. COLLINS--The TEA Set: Tacit Knowledge and Scientific Networks

9. LORRAINE

DASTON--Objectivity and the Escape from Perspective

10. ARNOLD I. DAVIDSON--Styles of Reasoning, Conceptual History, and the Emergence of Psychiatry

11. PETER GALISON--Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief

12. IAN HACKING--Making Up

People

13. DONNA J. HARAWAY--Situated Knowledge: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective

14. ROGER HART--On the Problem of Chinese Science

15. THOMAS P. HUGHES--The Evolution of Large Technological Systems

16. LILY

E. KAY--In the Beginning Was the Word?: The Genetic Code and the Book of Life

17. EVELYN FOX KELLER--The Gender/Science System: or, Is Sex to Gender as Nature Is to Science?

18. ROBERT E. KOHLER--Moral Economy, Material Culture, and Community in Drosophila

Genetics

19. BRUNO LATOUR--Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Raise the World

20. BRUNO LATOUR--One More Turn After the Social Turn...

21. TIMOTHY LENOIR--Was the Last Turn the Right Turn?: The Semiotic Turn and A. J. Greimas

22. GEOFFREY

LLOYD--Science in Antiquity: The Greek and Chinese Cases and Their Relevance to the Problems of Culture and Cognition

23. MICHAEL LYNCH and JOHN LAW--Pictures, Texts, and Objects: The Literary Language Game of Bird-Watching

24. DONALD MACKENZIE--Nuclear Missile

Testing and the Social Construction of Accuracy

25. EMILY MARTIN--Toward an Anthropology of Immunology: The Body as Nation State

26. ANDREW PICKERING--The Mangle of Practice: Agency and Emergence in the Sociology of Science

27. THEODORE M.

PORTER--Quantification and the Accounting Ideal in Science

28. PAUL RABINOW--Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality

29. HANS-JORG RHEINBERGER--Experimental Systems: Historiality, Narration and Deconstruction

30. BRIAN

ROTMAN--Thinking Dia-Grams: Mathematics, Writing, and Virtual Reality

31. JOSEPH ROUSE--Understanding Scientific Practices: Cultural Studies of Science as a Philosophical Program

32. SIMON SCHAFFER--Late Victorian Metrology and Its Instrumentation: A

Manufactory of Ohms

33. STEVEN SHAPIN--The House of Experimentation in Seventeenth-Century England

34. SUSAN LEIGH STAR and JAMES R. GRIESEMER--Institutional Ecology, "Translation," and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate

Zoology, 1907-39

35. SHARON TRAWEEK--Pilgrim's Progress: Male Tales Told during a Life in Physics

36. SHERRY TURKLE--What Are We Thinking about When We Are Thinking about Computers?

37. ALISON WYLIE--The Engendering of Archaeology: Refiguring Feminist

Science Studies

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