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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Carlos rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Social in- terests are not fixed and internal to actors, but are changeable external objects. Andre rated wnd really liked it Sep 15, As a result, there is no a pri- ori definition of good and bad ideas, good and bad technologies.

National Library of Australia. These online bookshops told us they have this item: They are founded on new principles and new conceptions, which in turn are painstakingly de- veloped by research in the purest realms of science Part of this is in straightforward analogy to traditional analyses of power politics: S Book English University of Wollongong. Jun 15, Michael Introdyction rated it it was amazing. It is universal in the sense that in its artificiality and abstraction it is not firmly rooted to particular locations.

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An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

Physical Description vii, p. Distinctive in its attention to the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology, and written specifically with students in mind, An Introduction to Sismnodo and Technology Studies is ideal for those new to this exciting and controversial area of study. Practices and cultures provide the context and structure for scientific opportunism. As a relationalist theory it suggests novel technnology and promotes ecological analyses: Science and technology explicitly engage in crossing back and forth between objects and representations, creating situations in which humans and non-humans affect each other.

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Return to Book Page. Such tools make objects human in scale, and hence easier to study.

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Ideally, there are no leaps between data and theory- Actor-Network Theory 67 and between theory and application – but only a series of tp steps. It is only applicable through a new set of manipulations that adapt it once again to those local circumstances or adapt those local circumstances to it. As a rule, I despise textbooks in the social sciences, particularly those produced as all-inclusive works intended for introductory courses and which are needlessly “updated” so as to prevent secondary market sales from reducing publisher profits.

Add a tag Cancel Technoscience. Published August 25th by Wiley-Blackwell first published July 28th In this, it succeeds brilliantly and should be a model for other authors and in other fields to emulate.

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This single location in Australian Capital Territory: Practices can be thought of as the accepted patterns of action and styles of work; cultures define the scope of available resources Pickering a. Sismondo sets a high standard for clarity of writing for books aimed at university students.

Probing the Capacity of Laboratory Decisions. But because ANT treats humans and non-humans on the same footing, and because it adopts an externalized view of actors, it does not pay attention to such distinctively human and apparently subjective factors as cultures and prac- tices. Sismundo’s book returns to an older and better sense of the “textbook” – a general account intended to steer the student towards knowledge.


Its insistent focus on the materiality of relations creates research problems that can be solved. Bergen rated it really liked it Mar 19, This book is what it claims to be: Alex rated it it was ok Aug 18, Jan 22, Bart rated it really liked it Shelves: The Unnaturalness of Science and Technology Or they might resemble facts, when their components are made to act as if they are in agreement. However, the actors of ANT are heterogeneous in that they include both human and non-human actors, with no impor- tant distinction between them.

Whereas the strong programme was “symmetric” in its analysis of truth and falsity and in its application of the same social explanation for, say, both true and false beliefs, ANT is “supersymmetric,” treating both the social and material worlds as the products oTnetworks Callon and Latour ; Callon and Law I read this for university and it’s a very useful and concise overview of the STS field.

Science and technology gain power from the translation of forces from context to context, translations that can only be achieved by formal rules. Colorful language aside, this picture overlaps with the picture put forward by the logical positivists in the s, who also saw the successes of science and technology as only explicable in terms of formal rules.

Translation in ANT’s sense is not neutral, but changes interests. Want to Read saving….

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