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An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, 2nd Edition

Cover for An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies by Queen's University researcher Dr. Sergio Sismondo. Cover: photo of plant stems in glass beakersAn Introduction to Science and Technology Studies reflects the latest advances in the field while continuing to provide students with a road map to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies.

  • Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology
  • Explores core topics such as realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the public understanding of science  
  • Includes numerous empirical studies and illustrative examples to elucidate the topics discussed
  • Now includes new material on  political economies of scientific and technological knowledge, and democratizing technical decisions
  • Other features of the new edition include improved readability, updated references, chapter reorganization, and more material on medicine and technology