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    DescriptionHow might social theory, public understanding of science and science policy best inform one another? What have been the key features of science-society relations in the modern world? How are we to re-think science-society relations in the context of globalization, hybridity and changing patterns of governance? This topical and unique book draws together the three key perspectives on science-society relations: public understanding of science, scientific and public governance, and social theory. The book presents a series of case studies (including the debates on genetically modified foods and the AIDS movement in the USA) to discuss critically the ways in which social theorists, social scientists, and science policy makers deal with science-society relations.'Science' and 'society' combine in many complex ways. Concepts such as citizenship, expertise, governance, democracy and the public need to be re-thought in the context of contemporary concerns with globalization and hybridity. A radical new approach is developed and the notion of ethno-epistemic assemblage is used to articulate a new series of questions for the theorization, empirical study and politics of science-society relations.

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    Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Irwin, By (author) Mike Michael
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780335209477
    ISBN 10: 0335209475

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    LC classification: Q175.5
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-SO
    BIC subject category V2: JHBA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    BIC subject category V2: PDK
    DC22: 306.45
    B&T Merchandise Category: NUS
    LC classification: Q175.5 .I963 2003
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JHBA, PDK, PDM
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    Publication date
    01 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Alan Irwin is based at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Mike Michael is based at the University of Liverpool.
    Table of contents
    Preface Introducing theory, context and practice The public understanding of science and technology from cognition to context Science and public policy from government to governance Social theory and science Re-conceptualising science, society and governance Ethno-epistemic assemblages heterogeneity and relationality in scientific citizenship Politics and method governing the assemblage, unearthing the rhizome Conclusion Index.