New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 M10 1 - 240 pages
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years.
These questions are explored by examining an array of historical, philosophical and contemporary sources. Attention is paid, for example, to the Bruno Latour's The Politics of Nature as a model for science policy, as well as the global controversy surrounding Bjorn Lomborg's The Sceptical Environmentalist, which led to the dismantling and re-establishment of the Danish national research ethics board.
New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies will appeal strongly to scholars and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses concerned with the social dimensions of science and technology, and anyone who cares about the future of science.
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The clearest precedent in historiographic imagery is the timeline, in which a
series of geographically distinct cultures are treated in parallel ... This patterned
sequence of organisms constitutes that bio-social duplex known as “culture” or “
Prior to Gerschenkron's critique, which was inspired by Schumpeter (1950) on
entrepreneurship, cross-cultural learning ... Otherwise, the culture was presumed
to have invented its technologies de novo. Emile Durkheim's rival for the ...
Diffusion was presented as more sensitive to the historical and ethnographic
record than evolutionary strategies that assumed, often on the basis of vague
cross-cultural analogies, that all cultures independently pursue similar paths of ...
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