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To Relieve the Human Condition
To Relieve the Human Condition (August 1997)
Bioethics, Technology, and the Body
Gerald P. McKenny - Author

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

Argues that standard forms of bioethics support the technological utopianism of medicine. Puts forth an alternative agenda arguing that the task of bioethics is to explore the moral significance of the body as it is expressed in the discourse and practice of moral and religious traditions.

This book argues that standard forms of bioethics support the tech...(Read More)
 
 
In and About the World
In and About the World (August 1996)
Philosophical Studies of Science and Technology
Hans Radder - Author

Offers a new approach to a number of central issues concerning the theoretical interpretation and normative evaluation of contemporary science and technology.

"Radder is a rising Dutch philosopher who is ploughing a distinctive path between philosophy of science and technology and its sociological counterpart--normally a Scylla and Charybdis that few would attempt to navigate between. This is a concise and powerful expos...(Read More)
 
 
The Science of Empire
The Science of Empire (May 1996)
Scientific Knowledge, Civilization, and Colonial Rule in India
Zaheer Baber - Author

Investigates the complex social processes involved in the introduction and institutionalization of Western science in colonial India.
In Science, Civilization, and Empire in India, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two- way interaction between science and society: how specific social...(Read More)
 
 
Confronting the Experts
Confronting the Experts (April 1996)
Brian Martin - Editor

These six personal case histories of challenges to establishment experts tell why they questioned conventional wisdom, what methods they used, how they dealt with the experts' response, and what lessons they learned.

"In the tradition of C. Wright Mills, this book is a major contribution to a theory of confronting experts. It's a courageous book, as some authors' stories point out. Critics, whistle blowers and victims of...(Read More)
 
 
Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education
Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education (January 1996)
Robert E. Yager - Editor

Presents evidence that S/T/S is a successful reform movement in science education.

Science/Technology/Society (S/T/S) is a reform effort to broaden science as a discipline in schools and colleges; to relate science to other facets of the curriculum; and to relate science specifically to technology and to the society that supports and produces new conceptualizations of both. S/T/S is also defined as the teaching and l...(Read More)
 
 
Science without Myth
Science without Myth (December 1995)
On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge
Sergio Sismondo - Author

This philosophical introduction to and discussion of social and political studies of science argues that scientific knowledge is socially constructed.

"Sismondo deals with a very central and current problem in the philosophy and sociology of science, the problem of truth and representation, especially for theoretical entities and constructs. In this clear and concise exposition, the author succeeds in making a very diffi...(Read More)
 
 
Energy Possibilities
Energy Possibilities (September 1995)
Rethinking Alternatives and the Choice-Making Process
Jesse S. Tatum - Author

Examines the current and prospective energy sources and choices from the perspectives of science, technology, and social studies.
Using the perspectives of science, technology, and society studies, this book grapples with questions stimulated by a concern that current energy policies and practices reflect neither the best interests of ordinary people nor decision-making consistent with the traditions and aspirations of democracy. Probing...(Read More)
 
 
Ecologies of Knowledge
Ecologies of Knowledge (July 1995)
Work and Politics in Science and Technology
Susan Leigh Star - Editor

This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge.
"This collection illustrates the robustness of theoretical concerns in the field in their applicability to the diverse subject matter of science studies, well represented here in the inclusion of studies in biological and physical sciences along with technology. Assembl...(Read More)
 
 
The Ford Pinto Case
The Ford Pinto Case (October 1994)
A Study in Applied Ethics, Business, and Technology
Douglas Birsch - Editor
John Fielder - Editor

"The Ford Pinto case is mentioned in most Business Ethics texts as an example of Cost-Benefit analysis, yet in those formats any appreciation of the complexity surrounding the issues of such decisions is overly simplified. As a thorough study, this book provides material that enriches the entire idea of using a particular case as an avenue of learning about Ethics, Business, Society, Technology, and Government Regulation. Rather than as a mere ref...(Read More)
 
 
Formal Theory in Sociology
Formal Theory in Sociology (September 1994)
Opportunity or Pitfall?
Jerald Hage - Editor

"This volume exhibits the best current writing by some of the best scholars in sociology, including most all of the best formal theorists." -- Kenneth D. Bailey, University of California, Los Angeles

"Every sociologist should read this book, not only to understand the 'crisis in theory' that is being talked about today but, more importantly, as a challenge for their own research. Given the stature of the authors included in the book and the a...(Read More)
 
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