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Erickson, Mark

Science, Culture and Society: Understanding Science in the 21st Century

Erickson, Mark - Science, Culture and Society: Understanding Science in the 21st Century, ebook

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Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society. Scientific research is championed in relation to tackling environmental issues and diseases such as cancer and dementia, and science has made important contributions to today’s knowledge economies and knowledge societies. And yet science is considered by many to be remote, and even dangerous. It seems that as we have more science, we have less understanding of what science actually is.

The new edition of this popular text redresses this knowledge gap and provides a novel framework for making sense of science, particularly in relation to contemporary social issues such as climate change. Using real-world examples, Mark Erickson explores what science is and how it is carried out, what the relationship between science and society is, how science is represented in contemporary culture, and how scientific institutions are structured. Throughout, the book brings together sociology, science and technology studies, cultural studies and philosophy to provide a far-reaching understanding of science and technology in the twenty-first century.

Fully updated and expanded in its second edition, Science, Culture and Society will continue to be key reading on courses across the social sciences and humanities that engage with science in its social and cultural context.

Keywords: STS, technology, scientism, knowledge, genetic science, genes, latour, sociology, cultural studies, ANT, media, molecular microbiology, climate change, science fiction, popular science, Wittgenstein, Fleck, laboratory work, experiments, representations, Sociology of Science & Technology

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509503247
Printed ISBN
9780745662251

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