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Hardcover | $75.00 X | £55.95 | 1208 pp. | 7 x 9 in | 10 figures | December 2016 | ISBN: 9780262035682
eBook | $53.00 X | December 2016 | ISBN: 9780262338103

The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Fourth Edition

Overview

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a flourishing interdisciplinary field that examines the transformative power of science and technology to arrange and rearrange contemporary societies. The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field, reviewing current research and major theoretical and methodological approaches in a way that is accessible to both new and established scholars from a range of disciplines. This new edition, sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science, is the fourth in a series of volumes that have defined the field of STS. It features 36 chapters, each written for the fourth edition, that capture the state of the art in a rich and rapidly growing field. One especially notable development is the increasing integration of feminist, gender, and postcolonial studies into the body of STS knowledge.

The book covers methods and participatory practices in STS research; mechanisms by which knowledge, people, and societies are coproduced; the design, construction, and use of material devices and infrastructures; the organization and governance of science; and STS and societal challenges including aging, agriculture, security, disasters, environmental justice, and climate change.

About the Editors

Ulrike Felt is Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna.

Rayvon Fouché is Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of American Studies at Purdue University.

Clark A. Miller is Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Associate Director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.

Laurel Smith-Doerr is the Director of the Institute for Social Science Research and Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts.