Ideas, Machines and Values: An Introduction to Science, Technology and Society Studies

Ideas, Machines and Values: An Introduction to Science, Technology and Society Studies

By: Stephen H. Cutcliffe (author)Hardback

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Ideas, Machines, and Values is an introductory overview of the emergence of STS as a field of study, as well as a portrait of its current interests and concerns. The book examines the growth of STS from its birth in the mid-1960s through its development as an interdisciplinary field to its present state. Also addressed are the questions "Why should we study STS?" and "In what direction should STS be headed?

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About Author

Stephen H. Cutcliffe is the director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Lehigh University.

Contents

Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 2 The Historical Emergence of STS as an Academic Field Chapter 3 Societal Contextualization in the Philosophy, Sociology, and History of Science and Technology Chapter 4 Interdisciplinarity and the Current State of STS Chapter 5 STS Programs, Institutions, and Journals Chapter 6 Why Do STS, or Where Do We Go from Here? Chapter 7 Conclusion Chapter 8 Bibliographic Essay Chapter 9 Selected Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/03/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780742500662
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742500662
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 0742500667

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