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Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

Revised Edition
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Sociology of Science

July 2012 | 848 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Now available in paperback the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies is the most authoritative and extensive resource in the field. This volume represents the social constructivist turn of the field, which made a major impact during the 1970s and 1980s. The diverse papers included here highlight the role of ethnography in STS.

Expertly edited with contributions from internationally renowned academics, this edition addresses the crucial contemporary issues - both traditional and non-traditional - in social studies, policy studies, and humanistic studies of science and technology studies.

This paperback edition includes updated bibliographic references.

D. Edge
1. Reinventing the Wheel
M. Callon
2. Four Models for the Dynamics of Science
G. Bowden
3. Coming of Age in STS: Some Methodoligical Musings
E. Fox Keller
4. The Origin, History, and Politics of the Subject Called "Gender and Science": A First Person Account
S. Restivo
5. The Theory Landscape in Science Studies: Sociological Traditions
H. Watson-Verran & D. Turnbull
6. Science and Other Indigenous Knowledge Systems
k. Knorr Cetina
7. Laboratory Studies: The Cultural Approach to the Study of cience
G. Lee Downey & J. C. Lucena
8. Engineering Studies
J. Wajcman
9. Feminist Theories of Technology
M. Frank Fox
10. Women and Scientific Careers
W. E. Bijker
11. Sociohistorical Technology Studies
P. N. Edwards
12. From "Impact" to Social Process: Computers in Society and Culture
H. M. Collins
13. Science Studies and Machine Intelligence
S. Hilgartner
14. The Human Genome Project
M. Ashmore, G. Myers, & J. Potter
15. Discourse, Rhetoric, Reflexivity: Seven Days in the Library
B. V. Lewenstein
16. Science and the Media
B. Wynne
17. Public Understanding of Science
T. F. Gieryn
18. Boundaries of Science
D. Nelkin
19. Science Controversies: The Dynamics of Public Disputes in the United States
S. Yearley
20. The Environmental Challenge to Science Studies
H. Etzkowitz & A. Webster
21. Science as Intellectual Property
B. Martin & E. Richards
22. Scientific Knowledge, Controversy, and Public Decision Making
S. E. Cozzens & E. J. Woodhouse
23. Science, Government, and the Politics of Knowledge
B. Bimber & D. H. Guston
24. Politics by the Same Means: Government and Science in the United States
A. Elzinga & A. Jamison
25. Changing Policy Agendas in Science and Technology
W. A. Smit
26. Science, Technology, and the Military: Relations in Transition
W. Shrum & Y. Shenhav
27. Science and Technology in Less Developed Countries
V. Ancarani
28. Globalizaing the World: Science and Technology in International Relations
Further Reading
About the Authors

"This volume represents the social constructivist turn of the field. It is evident that social constructivism made a major impact on the field during the 1970s and 1980s. The diverse papers included here highlight the role of ethnography in STS. In addition, we are exposed to new perspectives of the multicultural and gendered nature of knowledge production."


"The long-awaited Handbook of Science and Technology Studies sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science is a truly substantial work, both in size and in the breadth of its many contributions. It is a rich and valuable guide to much that is transpiring in the field of Science and Technology Studies. In the editors’ words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history.'" 


"This book is not only an important resource for practitioners, but it also may help to spark the curiosity of those who are outside the field—including scientists and engineers themselves—and so pull the ‘half-seen world' of science and technology studies even more fully into the light of day." 


"The book as a whole is an impressive testimony to the vitality of a burgeoning field." 


"It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the society. An excellent resource" 


Sheila Jasanoff

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 100 articles and chapters and is author or editor of a dozen books, including Controlling Chemicals, The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, and Designs on Nature. Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies, with particular attention to the nature of public reason. She was founding chair of the STS Department at Cornell University and has held numerous distinguished visiting appointments in the US, Europe, and Japan.... More About Author

Gerald E. Markle

James C. Peterson

Professor James C. Peterson is the C. C. Dickson Associate Professor of Ethics at Wingate University. He has been a Research Fellow in Molecular and Clinical Genetics at the University of Iowa, earned a Ph. D. in Ethics at the University of Virginia, and is an ordained minister. His interdisciplinary work has led to being named a Fellow by the American Scientific Affiliation, a Fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, to a Templeton Award, and to a research group regularly hosted by faculty of Oxford University. His book, Genetic Turning Points: the Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention, has just been released. Please visit www... More About Author

Trevor J. Pinch

Professor Trevor Pinch's main research continues to be on musical technologies. He has collaborations with Harry Collins at the University of Cardiff and Richard Rottenburg at the University of Halle, Germany. More About Author

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