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Overview

For the most current, comprehensive resource in this rapidly evolving field, look no further than the Revised Edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. This masterful volume is the first resource in more than 15 years to define, summarize, and synthesize this complex multidisciplinary, international field. Tightly edited with contributions by an internationally recognized team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues—both traditional and nonconventional—social studies, political studies, and humanistic studies in this changing field. Containing theoretical essays, extensive literature reviews, and detailed case studies, this remarkable volume clearly sets the standard for the field. It does nothing less than establish itself as the benchmark, one that will carry the field well into the next century.

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Editorial Reviews

American Scientist
"This book is not only an important resource for practitioners, but it also may help to spark the curiosity of those who are outside the field—including scientists and engineers themselves—and so pull the ‘half-seen world' of science and technology studies even more fully into the light of day. "
Science Technology & Society
"The long-awaited Handbook of Science and Technology Studies sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science is a truly substantial work, both in size and in the breadth of its many contributions. It is a rich and valuable guide to much that is transpiring in the field of Science and Technology Studies. In the editors’ words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history.' "
New Scientist
"The book as a whole is an impressive testimony to the vitality of a burgeoning field. "
Choice Magazine
"It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the society. An excellent resource"
TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY SCIENCE

"The long-awaited Handbook of Science and Technology Studies sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science is a truly substantial work, both in size and in the breadth of its many contributions. It is a rich and valuable guide to much that is transpiring in the field of Science and Technology Studies. In the editors’ words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history.'"

AMERICAN SCIENTIST

"This book is not only an important resource for practitioners, but it also may help to spark the curiosity of those who are outside the fieldincluding scientists and engineers themselves—and so pull the ‘half-seen world' of science and technology studies even more fully into the light of day."

NEW SCIENTIST

"The book as a whole is an impressive testimony to the vitality of a burgeoning field."

CHOICE

"It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the society. An excellent resource"

Booknews
Sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science, this comprehensive resource defines, summarizes, and synthesizes the advances made in the social scientific, humanistic, and policy studies of science and technology. In 28 chapters, contributors from ten countries and a dozen different academic disciplines provide not only traditional syntheses of the literature in the major subfields of science and technology studies STS--such as science culture, science communication, science and government, and scientific controversies--but provocative theoretical, historical, and policy essays as well. Selected case studies on the cutting edge of STS, such as those on the human genome project or artificial intelligence, point the way for future developments in the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761924982
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 100 articles and chapters and is author or editor of a dozen books, including Controlling Chemicals, The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, and Designs on Nature. Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies, with particular attention to the nature of public reason. She was founding chair of the STS Department at Cornell University and has held numerous distinguished visiting appointments in the US, Europe, and Japan. Jasanoff served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science. Her grants and awards include a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and an Ehrenkreuz from the Government of Austria. She holds AB, JD, and PhD degrees from Harvard, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente.

Professor James C. Peterson is the C. C. Dickson Associate Professor of Ethics at Wingate University. He has been a Research Fellow in Molecular and Clinical Genetics at the University of Iowa, earned a Ph. D. in Ethics at the University of Virginia, and is an ordained minister. His interdisciplinary work has led to being named a Fellow by the American Scientific Affiliation, a Fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, to a Templeton Award, and to a research group regularly hosted by faculty of Oxford University. His book, Genetic Turning Points: the Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention, has just been released. Please visit www.eerdmans.com for additional information.

Professor Trevor Pinch's main research continues to be on musical technologies. He has collaborations with Harry Collins at the University of Cardiff and Richard Rottenburg at the University of Halle, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
PART I. OVERVIEW
1. Reinventing the Wheel - D. Edge
PART II. THEORY AND METHODS
2. Four Models for the Dynamics of Science - M. Callon
3. Coming of Age in STS: Some Methodoligical Musings - G. Bowden
4. The Origin, History, and Politics of the Subject Called "Gender and Science": A First Person Account - E. Fox Keller
5. The Theory Landscape in Science Studies: Sociological Traditions - S. Restivo
PART III. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CULTURES
6. Science and Other Indigenous Knowledge Systems - H. Watson-Verran & D. Turnbull
7. Laboratory Studies: The Cultural Approach to the Study of cience - k. Knorr Cetina
8. Engineering Studies - G. Lee Downey & J. C. Lucena
9. Feminist Theories of Technology - J. Wajcman
10. Women and Scientific Careers - M. Frank Fox
PART IV. CONSTRUCTING TECHNOLOGY
11. Sociohistorical Technology Studies - W. E. Bijker
12. From "Impact" to Social Process: Computers in Society and Culture - P. N. Edwards
13. Science Studies and Machine Intelligence - H. M. Collins
14. The Human Genome Project - S. Hilgartner
PART V. COMMUNICATING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
15. Discourse, Rhetoric, Reflexivity: Seven Days in the Library - M. Ashmore, G. Myers, & J. Potter
16. Science and the Media - B. V. Lewenstein
17. Public Understanding of Science - B. Wynne
PART VI. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND CONTROVERSY
18. Boundaries of Science - T. F. Gieryn
19. Science Controversies: The Dynamics of Public Disputes in the United States - D. Nelkin
20. The Environmental Challenge to Science Studies - S. Yearley
21. Science as Intellectual Property - H. Etzkowitz & A. Webster
22. Scientific Knowledge, Controversy, and Public Decision Making - B. Martin & E. Richards
PART VII. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE STATE
23. Science, Government, and the Politics of Knowledge - S. E. Cozzens & E. J. Woodhouse
24. Politics by the Same Means: Government and Science in the United States - B. Bimber & D. H. Guston
25. Changing Policy Agendas in Science and Technology - A. Elzinga & A. Jamison
26. Science, Technology, and the Military: Relations in Transition - W. A. Smit
27. Science and Technology in Less Developed Countries - W. Shrum & Y. Shenhav
28. Globalizaing the World: Science and Technology in International Relations - V. Ancarani
References
Further Reading
Index
About the Authors
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