Science, Culture and Society by Mark Erickson
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Science, Culture and Society
By Mark Erickson

Science, Culture and Society

Understanding Science in the 21st Century

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Science, Culture and Society by Mark Erickson

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What is science? Science, Culture and Society tackles this difficult question. We used to be quite certain about science, and science used to be quite certain about the world: it was the form of knowledge and set of practical activities that would allow us to unravel the a mysteries of creationa and the a laws of naturea . Yet despite the important contribution made by science to todaya s knowledge economies and knowledge societies, it is considered by many to be remote, and even dangerous. As science becomes more important, we have less understanding of what science actually is. Science, Culture and Society attempts to redress this knowledge gap and to provide an alternative framework for making sense of science. The book addresses key questions of what science is and how it is carried out, what the relationship between science and society is, how science is represented in contemporary culture, and how scientific institutions are structured. Drawing on methods from cultural studies and sociology the book locates science in a social and cultural perspective and provides a wide--ranging introduction to the social and cultural dimensions of science. Designed as a primary text for undergraduates at all levels it will be key reading on courses in the sociology of science, cultural studies of science and technology, philosophy of science, and science and technology studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745629759
ISBN-10: 074562975X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 154mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Science, Culture and Society: Understanding Science in the 21st Century by Mark Erickson Science, Culture and Society: Understanding Science in the 21st Century, Hardback (November 2015)

Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society. Scientific research is championed in relation to tackling environmental issues and diseases such as cancer and dementia, and science has made important contributions to today s knowledge economies and knowledge societies.

Science, Culture and Society by Mark Erickson Science, Culture and Society, Paperback (November 2015)

Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society. Scientific research is championed in relation to tackling environmental issues and diseases such as cancer and dementia, and science has made important contributions to today s knowledge economies and knowledge societies.

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Includes a variety of flavors, easy to follow preparation instructions, and ingredient substitutions. This title provides menu planning and shopping tips along with more than 125 delicious recipes from main meals to side dishes and even desserts.

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Author Biography - Mark Erickson

Mark Erickson, is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton.

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