An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, SecondEdition reflects Sergio Sismondo teaches Philosophy and Sociology at Queen’s. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Sergio Sismondo and others published An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies. An introduction to science and technology studies / Sergio Sismondo. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (hardcover: alk.

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Log In Sign Up. Diesel’s alliances include entities as diverse as kerosene, pumps, other scientists and sismndo, financiers and entrepreneurs, and possibly die consumer market.

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It does not privilege any particular set of variables, because every variable or set of actors depends upon others. Similarly, trust in technical judgment often resides in cultural affiliations. An excellent introduction to the field of STS, which deals with the intersection of science and the humanities.

Objects are defined by their technoloby in networks, and their properties appear in the context of tests, not in isolation. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That machining is possible because of the power of laboratories and laboratory-like settings such as field sites that are made to mimic labs; see Latour Stdies part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechani- cal, photocopying, recording or otherwise, except as permitted by the UK Copy- right, Designs, and Patents Actwithout the prior permission of the publisher.


Constructivism is the study of how scientists and technologists make socially situated knowledges and things. EDF’s engineers acted as “engineer-sociologists” in the sense that they simultaneously articulated a vision of fuel cells for these new cars, of French society into which electric cars would later fit, and of much be- tween the two – engineering is never complete if it stops studiies the obvious boundaries of engineered artifacts.

The important historical background blends well with the underlying philosophical and sociological concepts. Leonard Susskind in “The Black Hole War”others regard him as part of the overall attack on academic introductkon since the ‘s.

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, 2nd Edition

The primary reason I gave this book five stars, however, is in its pedagogical value. Additionally, the bibliography is particularly excellent.

The book presents the historical background for this burgeoning field, focusing on the central debates and key theoretical advances. The Metrics of Science and Technology.

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That there is no action at a distance is a methodological as well as an empirical claim Latour My only criticism would be that I found there were places where some background knowledge was assumed – fine if you are not a completely beginner, but if you know nothing about the field I read this for university and it’s a very useful and concise overview of the STS field. It presents science and technology as powerful because of the relative rigidity of their transla- tions, or the objectivity – in the sense that they capture objects – of their procedures.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Alix J rated it liked it Apr 05, Suc- cess stories are built out of many. Diesel has to shift his system of alliances”’ Latour The Prehistory studied Science and Technology Studies 2. Other suppliers National Library of Australia – Copies Direct The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy ijtroduction electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions.

Bauchspies – – Blackwell. They are made in the context of existing cultures and practices of science and technology. As Latour jokes, the gap between representa- tion and the world, a way of seeing a standard philosophical problem, is reduced by scientists to a few millimeters.

At the same time, judgments about which skills are most likely to be productive will depend upon the theories that prevail, and thus choices about intrlduction can redefine the culture and practices of the field.

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Questions of Sources and Impetus. I read the 2nd edition of this book. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.