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The New Political Sociology of Science: Institutions, Networks, and Power

The New Political Sociology of Science: Institutions, Networks, and Power

Hardback Science and Technology in Society

Edited by Scott Frickel, Edited by Kelly Moore

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Hardback | 520 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 231mm x 36mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0299213307
  • ISBN 13: 9780299213305
  • Sales rank: 1,002,956

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In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding these changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to remake legal and professional boundaries and transform the practice of research. A critical examination of the structures of power and inequality these changes hinge upon, this book explores the implications for human health, democratic society, and the environment.

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Scott Frickel is assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University. Kelly Moore is assistant professor of sociology at Brooklyn College.

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"An important work that continues a movement within studies of science and technology toward more active engagement with issues of equity and social change." Edward J. Hackett, Arizona State University "A landmark volume in the sociology of science, a collection that signals an important turn in the orientation of the field." - Elisabeth Clemens, University of Chicago"