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, SecondEdition reflects the latest advances in the field whilecontinuing to provide students with a road map to the complexinterdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies.
  • Distinctive in its attention to both the underlyingphilosophical and sociological aspects of science andtechnology
  • Explores core topics such as realism and social construction,discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the public understandingof science  
  • Includes numerous empirical studies and illustrative examplesto elucidate the topics discussed
  • Now includes new material on  political economies ofscientific and technological knowledge, and democratizing technicaldecisions
  • Other features of the new edition include improved readability,updated references, chapter reorganization, and more material onmedicine and technology

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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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