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Making Sense of Science : Understanding the Social Study of Science - Steven Yearley

Making Sense of Science

Understanding the Social Study of Science

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Fluid, readable and accessible ... I found the overall quality of the book to be excellent. It provides an overview of major (and preceding) developments in the field of science studies. It examines landmark works, authors, concepts and approaches ... I will certainly use this book as one of the course texts'

Eileen Crist, Associate Professor, Science & Technology in Society, Virginia Tech

Science is at the heart of contemporary society and is therefore central to the social sciences. Yet science studies has often encountered resistance from social scientists. This book attempts to remedy this by giving the most extensive, thorough and best argued account of the field and explaining to social scientists why science matters to them.

This is a landmark book that demystifies science studies and successfully bridges the divide between social theory and the sociology of science. Illustrated with relevant, illuminating examples, it provides the ideal guide to science studies and social theory.

"'Fluid, readable and accessible... I found the overall quality of the book to be excellent. It provides an overview of major (and preceding) developments in the field of science studies. It examines landmark works, authors, concepts and approaches... I will certainly use this book as one of the course texts' Eileen Crist, Associate Professor, Science & Technology in Society, Virginia Tech"

The Core of Science Studies
Just What Makes Science Special
Framing Commitments: The Strong Programme and the Empirical Programme of Relativisim
Schools of Science Studies
Knowledge and Social Interest
Actor-Networks in Science
Gender and Science Studies
Ethnomethodology and the Analysis of Scientific Discourse
Reflection, Explanation and Reflexivity in Science Studies
Science Studies at Work
Experts in Public: Publics' Relationships to Scientific Authority
Figuring out Risks
Science in Law
Speaking Truth to Power: Science and Policy
Conclusion: Science Studies and the 'Crisis' of Representation
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ISBN: 9780803986923
ISBN-10: 0803986920
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.48