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Ideas, Machines, and Values : An Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society Studies - Stephen H. Cutcliffe

Ideas, Machines, and Values

An Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society Studies

Paperback Published: 5th April 2000
ISBN: 9780742500679
Number Of Pages: 192

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Ideas, Machines, and Values is an introductory overview of the emergence of STS as a field of study, as well as a portrait of its current interests and concerns. The book examines the growth of STS from its birth inthe mid-1960's through its development as an interdisciplinary field to its present state. Also addressed are the questions 'Why should we study STS?' and 'In what direction should STS be headed?' This work is highly recommended for anyone interested in building a solid foundation for Science, Technology, and Society Studies.

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In Ideas, Machines, and Values, Stephen Cutcliffe skillfully introduces the reader to the disciplines, institutions, and individuals that have contributed to the development of Science, Technology, and Society Studies. More than a summation of prior work, this book shows how STS can make significant contributions to academic and public life. An essential guide for students, teachers, and members of the general public seeking a deeper understanding of the interrelations of science, technology, and society.--Rudi Volti, Pitzer College

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Historical Emergence of STS as an Academic Fieldp. 1
Societal Contextualization in the Philosophy, Sociology, and History of Science and Technologyp. 16
Philosophy of Sciencep. 17
Sociology of Sciencep. 20
History of Sciencep. 23
History of Technologyp. 26
Sociology of Technologyp. 29
Philosophy of Technologyp. 32
Interdisciplinarity and the Current State of STSp. 44
The Issue of Interdisciplinarityp. 44
The Turn to Culturep. 52
Science Warsp. 61
Conclusionp. 69
STS Programs, Institutions, and Journalsp. 79
A Conceptual Framework of Analysisp. 79
Science, Engineering, and Public Policy Programsp. 82
Science and Technology Studies Programsp. 86
Science, Technology, and Societyp. 90
General Education and the Primary-Secondary Levelp. 93
Conclusionp. 99
Why Do STS, or Where Do We Go from Here?p. 108
Framing a Responsep. 108
Crossing over the High Church-Low Church Aislep. 113
STS Activismp. 119
Education for Enhanced Technoscientific Management and Literacyp. 124
Conclusionp. 137
Bibliographic Essayp. 143
Selected Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 172
About the Authorp. 180
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ISBN: 9780742500679
ISBN-10: 0742500675
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 5th April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.29

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