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Sergio Sismondo's An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies PDF

By Sergio Sismondo

ISBN-10: 1405187654

ISBN-13: 9781405187657

An creation to technology and expertise stories, moment Edition displays the newest advances within the box whereas carrying on with to supply scholars with a street map to the advanced interdisciplinary terrain of technology and know-how reviews.

  • Distinctive in its recognition to either the underlying philosophical and sociological facets of technology and technology
  • Explores center issues reminiscent of realism and social building, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the general public knowing of science  
  • Includes various empirical stories and illustrative examples to explain the subjects discussed
  • Now comprises new fabric on  political economies of clinical and technological wisdom, and democratizing technical decisions
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The “golden age” of science in the United States after World War II was a “dark age” for women in science (Rossiter 1995). A qualitative change to women’s place in US science happened only in the 1960s. The National Organization for Women and activists like Betty Friedan articulated issues of women’s rights in terms that resonated with US ideals. ” articulated problems women faced in professional life, and made clear that science was no different from other areas. At the same time, there began a legal revolution that resulted in new rights for women, in both education and employment.

Most importantly, he argued that Burt was not a real scientist, but was rather an outsider who sometimes did good scientific work: The gifts which made Burt an effective applied psychologist . . militated against his scientific work. Neither by temperament nor by training was he a scientist. He was overconfident, too much in a hurry, too eager for final results, too ready to adjust and paper-over, to be a good scientist. His work often had the appearance of science, but not always the substance.

One female doctoral student in their study reports: “We would all go to parties together and go and have beer on Friday, but if somebody came in to ask what drying agent to use to clean up THF, they would never ask me. It just wasn’t something that would cross their minds” (Etzkowitz et al. 2000: 74).

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