The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

by Christopher GrovesBarbara Prainsack Laura Mamo and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 16/12/2016


The fourth edition of an authoritative overview, with all new chapters that capture the state of the art in a rapidly growing field.

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a flourishing interdisciplinary field that examines the transformative power of science and technology to arrange and rearrange contemporary societies. The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field, reviewing current research and major theoretical and methodological approaches in a way that is accessible to both new and established scholars from a range of disciplines. This new edition, sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science, is the fourth in a series of volumes that have defined the field of STS. It features 36 chapters, each written for the fourth edition, that capture the state of the art in a rich and rapidly growing field. One especially notable development is the increasing integration of feminist, gender, and postcolonial studies into the body of STS knowledge.

The book covers methods and participatory practices in STS research; mechanisms by which knowledge, people, and societies are coproduced; the design, construction, and use of material devices and infrastructures; the organization and governance of science; and STS and societal challenges including aging, agriculture, security, disasters, environmental justice, and climate change.

History of science
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The MIT Press
Sheila Jasanoff

Sheila Jasanoff is professor of science and technology studies at Harvard Kennedy School.

She is the author of many books on technology, most recently Science and Public Reason and Designs on Nature. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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