Democratic Experiments: Problematizing Nanotechnology and Democracy in Europe and the United States

Democratic Experiments: Problematizing Nanotechnology and Democracy in Europe and the United States

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ISBN-13: 9780262035767
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 05/05/2017
Series: Inside Technology
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brice Laurent is a Researcher at Mines ParisTech, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation.

Wiebe E. Bijker is Professor at Maastricht University and the author of Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change (MIT Press) and other books.

Trevor Pinch is Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University and coeditor of The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (anniversary edition, MIT Press).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue xi

1 Problematizing Nanotechnology, Problematizing Democracy 1

Representing 33

2 Representing Nanotechnology and Its Publics in the Science Museum 35

3 Replicating and Standardizing Technologies of Democracy 63

Governing 91

4 Making Regulatory Categories 93

5 Making Responsible Futures 121

Engaging 149

6 Mobilizing against, Mobilizing within Nanotechnology 151

7 Democratizing Nanotechnology? 179

Conclusion 205

Notes 211

References 235

Index 257

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Brice Laurent not only provides us with an outstanding study of the politics of technoscience; he shows how and why the case of nanotechnology has lessons for all those concerned with reinventing the practice and constitution of democracy today.

Andrew Barry, Chair of Human Geography, University College London; author of Material Politics: Disputes Along the Pipeline

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Brice Laurent not only provides us with an outstanding study of the politics of technoscience; he shows how and why the case of nanotechnology has lessons for all those concerned with reinventing the practice and constitution of democracy today.

Andrew Barry, Chair of Human Geography, University College London; author of Material Politics: Disputes Along the Pipeline

Andrew Barry

Brice Laurent not only provides us with an outstanding study of the politics of technoscience; he shows how and why the case of nanotechnology has lessons for all those concerned with reinventing the practice and constitution of democracy today.

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