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By Massimiano Bucchi

ISBN-10: 0415321999

ISBN-13: 9780415321990

ISBN-10: 0415322006

ISBN-13: 9780415322003

The international round us is consistently being formed via technological know-how, and by means of society’s dating to it. lately sociologists were more and more preoccupied with the latter, and now during this attention-grabbing publication, Massimiano Bucchi offers a short advent to this topical factor.

Bucchi presents transparent and unassuming summaries of all of the significant theoretical positions in the sociology of technology, illustrated with many desirable examples. Theories lined comprise Thomas Kuhn's idea of medical switch, the sociology of clinical wisdom, actor-network idea, and the social building of know-how. the second one half the ebook seems to be at contemporary public controversies over the position of technology within the glossy global including:

* the Sokal affair, in a different way often called the technological know-how wars
* debates over public figuring out of technology, equivalent to international warming and genetically converted food
* the consequences of the human genome project.


This a lot wanted advent to a quickly growing to be quarter brings idea alive and may be crucial studying for all scholars of the sociology of science.

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