The New Political Sociology of Science: Institutions, Networks, and Power

The New Political Sociology of Science: Institutions, Networks, and Power

by Scott Frickel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299213307

ISBN-13: 9780299213305

Pub. Date: 02/14/2006

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press


In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding those changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to remake legal and

Overview


In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding those changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to remake legal and professional boundaries and transform the practice of research. A critical examination of the structures of power and inequality these changes hinge upon, this book explores the implications for human health, democratic society, and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299213305
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
02/14/2006
Series:
Science and Technology in Society Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgments 
 
1. Prospects and Challenges for a New Political Sociology of Science 
Scott Frickel and Kelly Moore
 
Part 1. The Commercialization of Science
2. Contradiction in Convergence: Universities and Industry in the Biotechnology Field
Daniel Lee Kleinman and Steven P. Vallas 
3. Commercial Imbroglios: Propriety Science and the Contemporary University 
Jason Owen-Smith
4. Commercial Restructuring of Collective Resources in Agrofood Systems of Innovation 
Steven Wolf
5. Antiangiogenesis Research and the Dynamics of Scientific Fields: Historical and Institutional Perspectives in the Sociology of Science 
David J. Hess
6. Nanoscience, Green Chemistry, and the Privileged Position of Science 
Edward J. Woodhouse
 
Part 2. Science and Social Movements
7. When Convention Becomes Contentious: Organizing Science Activism in Genetic Toxicology 
Scott Frickel
8. Changing Ecologies: Science and Environmental Politics in Agriculture 
Christopher R. Henke
9. Embodied Health Movements: Responses to a “Scientized” World 
Rachel Morello-Frosch, Steven Zavestoski, Phil Brown, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Sabrina McCormick, and Brian Mayer
10. Strategies for Alternative Science 
Brian Martin
11. Powered by the People: Scientific Authority in Participatory Science 
Kelly Moore
 
Part 3. Science and the Regulatory State
12. Institutionalizing the New Politics of Difference in U.S. Biomedical Research: Thinking across the Science/State/Society Divides 
Steven Epstein
13. Creating Participatory Subjects: Science, Race, and Democracy in a Genomic Age 
Jenny Reardon
14. On Consensus and Voting in Science: From Asilomar to the National Toxicology Program 
David H. Guston
15. Learning to Reflect or Deflect? U.S. Policies and Graduate Programs’ Ethics Training for Life Scientists 
Laurel Smith-Doerr
16. Regulatory Shifts, Pharmaceutical Scripts, and the New Consumption Junction: Configuring High-Risk Women in an Era of Chemoprevention 
Maren Klawiter
 
Contributors
Index

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