Making Sense of Science
Understanding the Social Study of Science
By (author) Steven Yearley
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Making Sense of Science by Steven Yearley
Book Description'Fluid, readable and accessible ...I found the overall quality of the book to be excellent. It provides an overview of major (and preceding) developments in the field of science studies. It examines landmark works, authors, concepts and approaches ...I will certainly use this book as one of the course texts' Eileen Crist, Associate Professor, Science & Technology in Society, Virginia Tech Science is at the heart of contemporary society and is therefore central to the social sciences. Yet science studies has often encountered resistance from social scientists. This book attempts to remedy this by giving the most extensive, thorough and best argued account of the field and explaining to social scientists why science matters to them. This is a landmark book that demystifies science studies and successfully bridges the divide between social theory and the sociology of science. Illustrated with relevant, illuminating examples, it provides the ideal guide to science studies and social theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803986923
(242mm x 170mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steven Yearley
Sage Dictionary of Sociology, Paperback (January 2006)
With over 1000 entries on key concepts and theorists, The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology provides full coverage of the field, clarifying the technical use of apparently common words, explaining the fundamentals concepts, and introducing new and unfamiliar terms.
Cultures of Environmentalism, Hardback (November 2004)
Provides up-to-date and original case studies on environmental controversies and policy issues and employs a wide range of qualitative techniques such as observational studies, participatory analyses, interview studies and focus-groups. Yearley has taught at University of Melbourne, Vic in recent years.
Sociology, Environmentalism, Globalization, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Steven Yearley
This authoritative book brings together the sociologies of globalization and the environment in one volume. Steven Yearley argues that environmental issues have received scant attention in the general debate on globalization even though environmentalists have been very successful in capturing the language and imagery of the globe.
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Author Biography - Steven Yearley
Steven Yearley is Professor of Sociology at the University of York; author of Science and Sociological Practice (Open University Press, 1984), Science Technology and Social Change (Unwin Hyman, 1988) and The Green Case: A Sociology of Environmental Arguments, Issues and Politics (Harper Collins, 1991); editor of Deciphering Science and Technology (with M McNeill and I Varcoe), and Protecting the Periphery: Environmental Policy in Peripheral Regions of the European Union (with S Baker and K Milton).
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