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