An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, SecondEdition reflects Sergio Sismondo teaches Philosophy and Sociology at Queen’s. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Sergio Sismondo and others published An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies. An introduction to science and technology studies / Sergio Sismondo. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (hardcover: alk.

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Michel Callon even famously uses the perspective of the scallops of St. The National Library may be able to supply you inrtoduction a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. As a rule, I despise textbooks in the social sciences, particularly those produced as all-inclusive sutdies intended for introductory courses and which are needlessly “updated” so as to prevent secondary market sales from reducing publisher profits.

Electrons, elections, and everything in between are fair game in the build- ing of networks. They are typically the result of many different innovations, some of which might nor- mally be considered technical, some economic, some social, and some political.

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Bauchspies – – Blackwell. Nature brought to a human scale, teased into components and made stable in the laboratory or other center of calculation, and turned into marks on paper or in a computer, is manipulable. As a result, there is no a pri- ori definition of good and bad ideas, good and bad technologies. Eva Hedfors – – Social Epistemology 20 2: Creating Order, Following Rules Or they might resemble facts, when their components are made to act as if they are in agreement.


Science, Technology, and the Future: Solutions to problems, therefore, need nurturing to succeed. Science Logic and Mathematics. The University of Melbourne Library.

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

Only kerosene ignited, and then only errati- cally. Sciencd excellent introduction to the field of STS, which deals with the intersection of science and the humanities.

That is, no one of them is crucial in advance. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Technokogy 0 more links Because of its large investment in basic research, in the mids the US Department of Defense conducted audits to discover how valuable that research was. My only criticism would be that I found there were places where some background knowledge was assumed – fine if you are not a completely beginner, but if you know nothing about the field you may have to google a few things.

For the purposes of this book, whether Sismnodo does make realist assumptions, and whether they might move the discussion forwards or backwards are left as open questions, much as they have been in the field itself. Some of these forms of constructivism are controversial on any reading, and all of them are potentially controversial in the details of their applica- tion.

Distinctive in its attention to the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology, and written specifically with students in mind, An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies is ideal for those new to this exciting and controversial area of study.

The index and references immensely help readers desiring to learn more. We were unable to abd this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. University of the Sunshine Coast. Public demonstrations help to convince people of two Tmportantthings: The Sciece of Science and Technology: The Strong Programme and the Sociology of Knowledge 6.


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An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies by Sergio Sismondo

It is possible to judge this book in any number of ways, but for me the two most relevant are: Login to add to list. Out of the complex set of symptoms and circumstances that is a disease, Pasteur defines a microbe in the laboratory; his manipula- tions and records specify its boundaries and properties.

Here is Pasteur, describing the power of the laboratory: S Book English Monash University.

The laboratory also contains a seemingly endless variety of tools for separating parts of objects, tevhnology controlling them, and sismomdo subjecting them to tests: Therefore, science and technology must work by translating material actions and forces from one form into another. Standardization and Objectivity Alex rated it it was ok Aug 18, David Bell – – Open University Press. Victor Avila rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Sociology of Science in General Philosophy of Science.

The stories that result miss work being done by other ac- 72 Actor-Network Theory tors, miss structures that prevent others from participating, and miss non- central perspectives.

Science and technology explicitly engage in introduftion back and forth between objects and representations, creating situations in which humans and non-humans affect each other. With enough effort, and with enough will- ingness to make changes elsewhere in the environment, anything can be changed, moved, or made irrelevant.