Reconfiguring Truth: Postmodernism, Science Studies and the Search for a New Model of Knowledge

Reconfiguring Truth: Postmodernism, Science Studies and the Search for a New Model of Knowledge

by Steven C. Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847682609

ISBN-13: 9780847682607

Pub. Date: 10/04/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

This refreshingly original book links the postmodern critique of notions such as "reality" and "truth" with approaches to knowledge found in science and technology studies (STS), a field also discontent with traditional epistemology. Exploring STS approaches to knowledge, such as actor-network theory, Ward forges a path through the impasse of the modernism vs.…  See more details below

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This refreshingly original book links the postmodern critique of notions such as "reality" and "truth" with approaches to knowledge found in science and technology studies (STS), a field also discontent with traditional epistemology. Exploring STS approaches to knowledge, such as actor-network theory, Ward forges a path through the impasse of the modernism vs. postmodernism debate. "Reconfiguring Knowledge" is an important work for social scientists and theorists, philosophers, historians, and scholars of science and technology.

Author Biography: Steven C. Ward is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western Connecticut State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682607
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/04/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1The Boundary Conventions of the Modern Episteme1
2The Revenge of the Humanities: The Postmodern Textualization of Truth17
3Deconstruct(ed)ing Science37
4Society, Knowledge, and the Legacies of Durkheim55
5Dealing with the Durkheimian Dilemmas73
6Actor-Network and the Construction of Truth95
7Actor-Network's Amodernism115
8Conclusion: Scientific Realism, Social Realism, and Postmodernism Reconsidered131
Bibliography of Works Cited149
Index161
About the Author165

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