Visions of STS: Counterpoints in Science, Technology, and Society Studies / Edition 1

Visions of STS: Counterpoints in Science, Technology, and Society Studies / Edition 1

by Stephen H. Cutcliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791448460

ISBN-13: 9780791448465

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Visions of STS brings together the views of ten leading scholars to clarify the nature of Science, Technology, and Society Studies and point toward future developments. The interdisciplinary field of STS maps out the interconnected relationships among science, technology, and society in order to better understand both the innumerable benefits as well as problematic…  See more details below

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Visions of STS brings together the views of ten leading scholars to clarify the nature of Science, Technology, and Society Studies and point toward future developments. The interdisciplinary field of STS maps out the interconnected relationships among science, technology, and society in order to better understand both the innumerable benefits as well as problematic challenges. This book, rather than presenting science and technology as autonomous entities, analyzes each contextually as societal-mediated processes that reflect cultural, political, and economic values. It contains four basic programmatic essays that deal with technological determinism, the social constructivist view, STS and policy information, and the issue of interdisciplinarity. Visions of STS also stresses more specialized perspectives of work, education, and public policy analysis, and challenges the way STS itself is pursued. Taken together, these essays offer an exciting and unusually broad overview of STS.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791448465
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
SUNY series in Science, Technology, and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Visionary Challenges of STS1
1Where Technological Determinism Went11
2Understanding Technological Culture through a Constructivist View of Science, Technology, and Society19
3Three Perspectives in STS in the Policy Context35
4Making Disciplines Disappear in STS51
5An STS Perspective on Technology and Work67
6Science-Technology-Society and Education: A Focus on Learning and How Persons Know81
7STS from a Policy Perspective99
8STS on Other Planets111
9Gender: The Missing Factor in STS123
10Postmodern Production and STS Studies: A Revolution Ignored139
Bibliography155
Index163

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