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