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Science, Technology, and Society

Science, Technology, and Society
New Perspectives and Directions

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M. Granger Morgan, Douglas Sicker, David Horn, Benoît Godin, Harry Collins, Robert Evans, Roger Brownsword, Robin Williams, Nelly Oudshoorn, Dean Keith Simonton, Jessica Cavin Barnes, Elizabeth A. Pitts, S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling, Jason A. Delborne, Jens Mazei, Todd L. Pittinsky
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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316616895

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  • This book gathers inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the effects that today's advances in science and technology have on issues ranging from government policy-making to how we see the differences between men and women. The chapters investigate how invention and innovation really take place, how science differs from competing forms of knowledge, and how science and technology could contribute more to the greater good of humanity. For instance, should there be legal restrictions on 'immoral inventions'? A key theme that runs throughout the book concerns who is taken into account at each stage and who is affected. The amount of influence users have on technology development and how non-users are factored in are evaluated as the impact of scientific and technological progression on society is investigated, including politics, economy, family life, and ethics.

    • Brings inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the current and future intersections of science, technology, and society
    • Reflects on key questions for discussion and research in science and technology studies (STS)
    • Gathers experts from STS subfields to give a complete overview of the field and to highlight the cutting-edge topics for research and practice
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    'Todd L. Pittinsky argues for a ‘technology of a greater good’ and outlines the dangers of technology dependence, while explaining how humanity is capable of avoiding such traps. The decision is still in our hands to ensure that technology serves the public good, instead of the dictates of an imagined consumer.' Ferenc Miszlivetz, Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies and Jean Monnet Professor, Hungarian Academy of Science

    'Science, Technology, and Society: New Perspectives and Directions contains an absorbing collection of thought-provoking essays on a broad range of topics in science and technology studies. Written by leading scholars, this volume will be useful as a research reference and as an advanced survey of the field for sparking classroom discussions.' John N. Parker, Program Officer and Co-Director of the National Science Foundation’s Science, Technology, and Society Program

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    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316616895
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 mm
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Technically based programs in science, technology, and public policy M. Granger Morgan and Douglas Sicker
    2. Comparative studies of science and technology David Horn
    3. On the origins of models of innovation: process and system approaches Benoît Godin
    4. The third wave of science studies Harry Collins and Robert Evans
    5. Legal regulation of technology: supporting innovation, managing risk, and respecting values Roger Brownsword
    6. The social shaping of technology (SST) Robin Williams
    7. Placing users and nonusers at the heart of technology Nelly Oudshoorn
    8. Scientific community Dean Keith Simonton
    9. Genetic engineering and society Jessica Cavin Barnes, Elizabeth A. Pitts, S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling and Jason A. Delborne
    10. Technology enables and reduces sex differences in society Jens Mazei
    11. Technology for society Todd L. Pittinsky.

  • Editor

    Todd L. Pittinsky, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
    Todd L. Pittinsky is a professor in the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, and the Faculty Director of its Undergraduate College of Leadership and Service.

    Contributors

    M. Granger Morgan, Douglas Sicker, David Horn, Benoît Godin, Harry Collins, Robert Evans, Roger Brownsword, Robin Williams, Nelly Oudshoorn, Dean Keith Simonton, Jessica Cavin Barnes, Elizabeth A. Pitts, S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling, Jason A. Delborne, Jens Mazei, Todd L. Pittinsky

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