Science and Technology in Society: From Biotechnology to the Internet
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
- Draws on concepts from political sociology, organizational analysis, and contemporary social theory.
- Avoids dense theoretical debate.
- Includes case studies and concluding chapter summaries for students and scholars.