Science, Technology, and Society: A Sociological Approach / Edition 1

Science, Technology, and Society: A Sociological Approach / Edition 1

by Wenda K. Bauchspies, Jennifer Croissant, Sal Restivo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631232109

ISBN-13: 9780631232100

Pub. Date: 09/05/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Science, Technology and Society: A Sociological Approach is a comprehensive guide to the emergent field of science, technology, and society (STS) studies and its implications for today’s culture and society.

  • Discusses current STS topics, research tools, and theories
  • Tackles some of the most urgent issues in current STS studies, including
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    Overview

    Science, Technology and Society: A Sociological Approach is a comprehensive guide to the emergent field of science, technology, and society (STS) studies and its implications for today’s culture and society.

  • Discusses current STS topics, research tools, and theories
  • Tackles some of the most urgent issues in current STS studies, including power and culture, race, gender, colonialism, the Internet, cyborgs and robots, and biotechnology
  • Includes case studies, a glossary, and further reading lists
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780631232100
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    09/05/2005
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    164
    Sales rank:
    1,330,818
    Product dimensions:
    5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

    Table of Contents

    PrefaceP.

    Introduction Introduction.

    Our Premises and Our Approach / Nuts and Bolts and the Systems that Tighten Them / Conclusion.

    2 Cultures of Science.

    Birth of a Fact / Society and Culture / Worldviews / The Social Construction Conjecture / Feminism and Science Studies / Technology in Motion / Pre-Scientific: You Or Me? / Mind and Society / What Can Sociologists Say About Mathematics? / Conclusion.

    3 The Dance of Truth.

    Science and Technology as Social Institutions / The Dance of Magic, Science, and Religion / What Is Truth? / Dangerous Icons: From Magic and Religion to Science and Law / Conclusion.

    4 STS and Power in the Postmodern World.

    Technology and Society / Power, Values, and Agency / Cyborgs, Humans, and Technology / Contemporary Society: Globalization Or Bust? / Metaphors, Narratives, and Glocal Cultures / Conclusion: Technoscience and Globalizations.

    5 Life after Science and Technology Studies.

    Technoscience Revisited / Case Study: the New Reproductive Technologies / Case Study: Robots, Minds, and Society / Frontiers and Horizons / Conclusion: Where We Have to Stand in Order to Begin.

    Glossary.

    References.

    Name Index.

    Subject Index

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