How the Sciences Make Knowledge
By (author) Karin Knorr-Cetina
Normal Price: $73.00
Your Price: $65.70 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Epistemic Cultures by Karin Knorr-Cetina
Book DescriptionHow does science create knowledge? Epistemic cultures, shaped by affinity, necessity and historical coincidence, determine how people know and what they know. This text compares two epistemic cultures, those in high energy physics and molecular biology. It highlights the diversity of these cultures of knowing and, in its depiction of their differences - in the meaning of the empirical, the enactment of object relations, and the fashioning of social relations - challenges the accepted view of unified science. Comtemporary Western societies are becoming "knowledge societies", which run on expert processes and systems epitomized by science and structured into all areas of social life. This work addresses questions about how such expert systems and processes work, what principles inform their cognitive and procedural orientations and whether their organization, structures and operations can be extended to other forms of social order.
Buy Epistemic Cultures book by Karin Knorr-Cetina from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780674258945
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Karin Knorr-Cetina
Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Karin Knorr-Cetina
This is the first volume to bring together philosophers, sociologists and scientists to explore and examine the role of practices in human activity.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Epistemic Cultures book by Karin Knorr-Cetina and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Karin Knorr-Cetina
Karin Knorr Cetina is Professor of Sociology and Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.