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By Massimiano Bucchi

The international round us is constantly being formed by means of technology, and via society’s courting to it. in recent times sociologists were more and more preoccupied with the latter, and now during this interesting e-book, Massimiano Bucchi offers a short creation to this topical factor.

Bucchi offers transparent and unassuming summaries of the entire significant theoretical positions in the sociology of technological know-how, illustrated with many desirable examples. Theories lined comprise Thomas Kuhn's concept of clinical switch, the sociology of medical wisdom, actor-network concept, and the social development of expertise. the second one 1/2 the publication appears at contemporary public controversies over the position of technological know-how within the sleek international including:

* the Sokal affair, another way referred to as the technological know-how wars
* debates over public realizing of technology, resembling international warming and genetically transformed food
* the results of the human genome project.

This a lot wanted advent to a swiftly becoming sector brings thought alive and should be crucial interpreting for all scholars of the sociology of science.

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