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

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

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

  • Discusses current STS topics, research tools, andtheories
  • Tackles some of the most urgent issues in current STS studies,including power and culture, race, gender, colonialism, theInternet, cyborgs and robots, and biotechnology
  • Includes case studies, a glossary, and further readinglists

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631232100
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/05/2005
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 954,461
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Wenda K. Bauchspies is Assistant Professor of Science,Technology, and Society and Women’s Studies in the STSProgram at Pennsylvania State University.

Jennifer Croissant is Associate Professor in theDepartment of Women’s Studies at the University ofArizona.

Sal Restivo is Professor of Sociology and Science Studiesat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is co-editor of MathWorlds: Philosophical and Social Studies of Mathematics (1992)and author of Science, Society, and Values: Toward a Sociologyof Objectivity (1994).

Table of Contents


Introduction Introduction.

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

2 Cultures of Science.

Birth of a Fact / Society and Culture / Worldviews / The SocialConstruction Conjecture / Feminism and Science Studies / Technologyin Motion / Pre-Scientific: You Or Me? / Mind and Society / WhatCan Sociologists Say About Mathematics? / Conclusion.

3 The Dance of Truth.

Science and Technology as Social Institutions / The Dance ofMagic, 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 OrBust? / Metaphors, Narratives, and Glocal Cultures / Conclusion:Technoscience and Globalizations.

5 Life after Science and Technology Studies.

Technoscience Revisited / Case Study: the New ReproductiveTechnologies / Case Study: Robots, Minds, and Society / Frontiersand Horizons / Conclusion: Where We Have to Stand in Order toBegin.



Name Index.

Subject Index

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