Handbook of Science and Technology Studies
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Handbook of Science and Technology Studies by Sheila Jasanoff
Book DescriptionNow 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761924982
(229mm x 152mm x 44mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sheila Jasanoff
Ethics of Invention, Hardback (September 2016)View all books by Sheila Jasanoff
We live in a world increasingly governed by technology-but at what cost?
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Author Biography - 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. Jasanoff served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science. Her grants and awards include a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and an Ehrenkreuz from the Government of Austria. She holds AB, JD, and PhD degrees from Harvard, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente. 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.eerdmans.com for additional information. 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.
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