Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society

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Daniel Lee Kleinman, Kelly Moore
Routledge, 2014 - Political Science - 517 pages

Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in philosophical and political debates about the creation and use of scientific knowledge, STS has become a wide and deep space for the consideration of the place of science and technology in the world, past and present.

The Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas:

  • embodiment
  • consuming technoscience
  • digitization
  • environments
  • science as work
  • rules and standards

This volume highlights a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the persistent – and new – questions in the field. It will be useful for students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities, including in science and technology studies, history, geography, critical race studies, sociology, communications, women's and gender studies, anthropology, and political science.

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About the author (2014)

Daniel Lee Kleinman is Associate Dean for Social Studies at the Graduate School and Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Kelly Moore is Associate Professor of Sociology at Loyola University–Chicago.

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