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States of Knowledge

The Co-Production of Science and the Social Order

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In the past twenty years, the field of science and technology studies (S&TS) has made considerable progress toward illuminating the relationship between scientific knowledge and political power. These insights have not yet been synthesized or presented in a form that systematically highlights the connections between S&TS and other social sciences. This timely collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field attempts to fill that gap. The book develops the theme of 'co-production', showing how scientific knowledge both embeds and is embedded in social identities, institutions, representations and discourses. Accordingly, the authors argue, ways of knowing the world are inseparably linked to the ways in which people seek to organize and control it. Through studies of emerging knowledges, research practices and political institutions, the authors demonstrate that the idiom of co-production importantly extends the vocabulary of the traditional social sciences, offering fresh analytic perspectives on the nexus of science, power and culture.
Release date NZ
February 5th, 2004
Contributor
Edited by Sheila Jasanoff
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 black & white line drawings
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
336
Dimensions
156x234x20
ISBN-13
9780415333610
Product ID
2249658

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