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The Science Studies Reader - Mario Biagioli

The Science Studies Reader

By: Mario Biagioli (Editor)

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The Science Studies Readeris a landmark anthology of writing in the burgeoning new field of science studies. Society and the scientific community are today engaging more thoughtfully than ever before the question of what "scientific knowledge" might be. This collection of writings by some of the most prominent thinkers in the field speaks to the nature of science and knowledge across time, cultures, and genders. TheReaderfocuses on the practices of modern and contemporary science and technology located in different national and institutional settings, with some attention to non- Western contexts. Here are essays on the gender dimensions of science, the moral economies of scientific communities, imaging techniques, intellectual property, authorship, and many other current subjects. The collection presents science as crucially connected to issues within contemporary history, sociology, gender studies, anthropology, and cultural studies of science. By mapping some of the openquestions and points of tension likely to occupy the field for years to come, the essays in theReadercast fresh light on what "science" means at the end of the twentieth century.

"There is no comparable anthology in which so many [science studies classics] can be accessed so conveniently... It is easy to predict a bright future for the collection as assigned reading for seminars in interdisciplinary science studies, and indeed I have already put it to use successfully in just that way." Jan Golinsky, Isis. Collecting the founding articles of science studies all in one place, for the first time..."The Science Studies Reader is essential reading for anyone interested in science and technolgy. There is simply nothing else like it. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, June 2001.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Agential Realism: Feminist Interventions in Understanding Scientific Practices
Aporias of Scientific Authorship: Credit and Responsibility in Contemporary Biomedicine
The Specificity of Scientific Field and the Social Conditions of the Progress of Reason
Muscles and Engines: Indicator Diagrams and Helmholtz's Graphical Methods
Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation: Domestication of the Scallops and the Fisherman of St. Brieuc Bay
Reading Science Studies Writing
The TEA Set: Tacit Knowledge and Scientific Networks
Objectivity and the Escape from Perspective
Styles of Reasoning, Conceptual History, and the Emergence of Psychiatry
Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief
Making Up People
Situated Knowledge: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective
On the Problem of Chinese Science
The Evolution of Large Technological Systems
In the Beginning Was the Word?: The Genetic Code and the Book of Life
The Gender/Science System: or, Is Sex to Gender as Nature Is to Science?
Moral Economy, Material Culture, and Community in Drosophila Genetics
Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Raise the World
One More Turn After the Social Turn...
Was the Last Turn the Right Turn?: The Semiotic Turn
Science in Antiquity: The Greek and Chinese Cases and Their Relevance to the Problems of Culture and Cognition
Pictures, Texts, and Objects: The Literary Language Game of Bird-Watching
Nuclear Missile Testing and the Social Construction of Accuracy
Toward an Anthropology of Immunology: The Body as Nation State
The Mangle of Practice: Agency and Emergence in the Sociology of Science
Quantification and the Accounting Ideal in Science
Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality
Experimental Systems: Historiality, Narration and Deconstruction
Thinking Dia-Grams: Mathematics, Writing, and Virtual Reality
Understanding Scientific Practices: Cultural Studies of Science as a Philosophical Program
Late Victorian Metrology and Its Instrumentation: A Manufactory of Ohms
The House of Experimentation in Seventeenth-Century England
Institutional Ecology, "Translation," and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley's Mu
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ISBN: 9780415918688
ISBN-10: 0415918685
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.05  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 1