Chapter 23. Science and Technology Studies: From Controversies to Posthumanist Social Theory

  1. Professor Bryan S. Turner Professor
  1. Sophia Roosth student1 and
  2. Professor Susan Silbey PhD president fellow2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch23

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

How to Cite

Roosth, S. and Silbey, S. (2008) Science and Technology Studies: From Controversies to Posthumanist Social Theory, in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (ed B. S. Turner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch23

Editor Information

  1. Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    MIT, USA

  2. 2

    American Academy of Political and Social Science, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169004

Online ISBN: 9781444304992

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Keywords:

  • Science and Technology Studies - from controversies to posthumanist social theory;
  • Earliest roots of science and technology studies (STS);
  • STS studies of institutionalization;
  • production of scientific knowledge - elusive boundaries and posthumanist social science;
  • actor network theory (ANT);
  • biosociality;
  • public understanding of science (PUS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Early Sources

  • STS Studies of the Institutionalization, Reception, and Appropriation of Science and Technology

  • Production of Scientific Knowledge: Elusive Boundaries and Posthumanist Social Science

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • Bibliography