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

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

ISBN-10:
0631232109
ISBN-13:
9780631232100
Pub. Date:
09/05/2005
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

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

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
Pages: 164
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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