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WHY IS THINKING ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SO HARD?
TECHNOSCIENCE IS SOCIAL
TECHNOSCIENCE IS POLITICAL
Ceding Debate: Biotechnology and Agriculture
CONCLUSIONS
HIGH-TECHNOLOGYEDUCATION
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION
OWNING LIFE: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND COLONIALISM
FROM COLONIALISM TO BIOCOLONIALISM
TOWARDS EQUITY IN THE EXCHANGE OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
“MERIT” AND STRATIFICATION IN SCIENCE
WOMEN, MEN, AND ACADEMIC SCIENCE
WOMEN AND MEN IN SCIENCE-BASED INDUSTRY
THE LIMITS TO EXPERT KNOWLEDGE
THE VIRTUES OF LAY KNOWLEDGE
BARRIERS TO DEMOCRATIZING TECHNOSCIENCE AND EXPERTISE2
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES
Confronting the Problem: A Summary and Coda
References
Index
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Science and Technology in Society: From Biotechnology to the Internet

Science and Technology in Society: From Biotechnology to the Internet

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This thoughtful and engaging text challenges the widely held notion of science as somehow outside of society, and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. Through specific case studies involving contemporary debates, this book shows that science and technology are fundamentally part of society and are shaped by it.

Draws on concepts from political sociology, organizational analysis, and contemporary social theory.
Avoids dense theoretical debate.
Includes case studies and concluding chapter summaries for students and scholars.
This thoughtful and engaging text challenges the widely held notion of science as somehow outside of society, and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. Through specific case studies involving contemporary debates, this book shows that science and technology are fundamentally part of society and are shaped by it.

Draws on concepts from political sociology, organizational analysis, and contemporary social theory.
Avoids dense theoretical debate.
Includes case studies and concluding chapter summaries for students and scholars.

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