An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

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Wiley, Nov 20, 2009 - Science - 256 pages
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An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Second Edition reflects the latest advances in the field while continuing to provide students with a road map to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies.
  • Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology
  • Explores core topics such as realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the public understanding of science  
  • Includes numerous empirical studies and illustrative examples to elucidate the topics discussed
  • Now includes new material on  political economies of scientific and technological knowledge, and democratizing technical decisions
  • Other features of the new edition include improved readability, updated references, chapter reorganization, and more material on medicine and technology

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User Review  - Kathleen O'Neal - Goodreads

An excellent introduction to the field of STS, which deals with the intersection of science and the humanities. For anyone interested in exploring a constructivist view of science influenced by sociology, philosophy, and other disciplines in the humanities, this is a great place to begin. Read full review

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User Review  - Miranda - Goodreads

I read the 2nd edition of this book. It was very informative and I use it to reference/refresh myself on concepts of STS. Great book! Read full review

About the author (2009)

Sergio Sismondo teaches Philosophy and Sociology at Queen's University, Canada. He is the author of Science Without Myth: On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge (1995), The Art of Science (with Boris Castel, 2003), and numerous articles on subjects ranging from computer simulation to pharmaceutical research.

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