An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies by Sergio Sismondo

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An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Second Edition reflects the latest advances in the field while continuing to provide students with a road map to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies. Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technologyExplores core topics such as realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the public understanding of science  Includes numerous empirical studies and illustrative examples to elucidate the topics discussedNow includes new material on  political economies of scientific and technological knowledge, and democratizing technical decisionsOther features of the new edition include improved readability, updated references, chapter reorganization, and more material on medicine and technology
 

About Sergio Sismondo

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Sergio Sismondo teaches Philosophy and Sociology at Queen's University, Canada. He is the author of Science Without Myth: On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge (1995), The Art of Science (with Boris Castel, 2003), and numerous articles on subjects ranging from computer simulation to pharmaceutical research.
 
Published August 17, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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