Science and Technology in Society


From Biotechnology to the Internet

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ISBN: 9780631231820 Category:

This thoughtful and engaging text challenges the widely held notion of science as somehow outside of society, and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. Through specific case studies involving contemporary debates, this book shows that science and technology are fundamentally part of society and are shaped by it. <br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>Draws on concepts from political sociology, organizational analysis, and contemporary social theory.<br /> </li> <li>Avoids dense theoretical debate.<br /> </li> <li>Includes case studies and concluding chapter summaries for students and scholars.</li> </ul>


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