The Science Studies Reader / Edition 1

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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. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415918688
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mario Biagioli is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and the author of Galileo Courtier (1993).

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

use successfully in just that way (Jan Golinsky, Isis)

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