STS

What is STS?

"STS" stands for Science and Technology Studies. This interdisciplinary field combines sociological, historical, anthropological, economical and ethnographical approaches to understanding science, technology and society.

Reading List

To get an idea, take a look at the following books:

  • Amsterdamska, O.; Wajcman, J.; Hackett, E. J.; Eds. (2007). The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Third Edition. Cambridge, MIT Press.
  • Biagioli, M., ed. (1999). The Science Studies Reader. New York, Routledge.
  • Bijker, W.; Hughes. T. P.; Pinch, T.J.; Eds. (1984). The Social Construction of Technological Systems. Cambridge, MIT Press.
  • Felt, U.; Nowotny, H.; Taschwer, K. (1995). Wissenschaftsforschung. Eine Einführung, Frankfurt am Main, Campus.
  • Golinski, J. (1998). Making Natural Knowledge. Constructivism and the History of Science. Cambridge, University of Cambridge Press.
  • Heintz, B.; and Nievergelt, B. (1998). Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung in der Schweiz : Sondierungen einer neuen Disziplin. Zürich, Seismo.
  • Jasanoff, S., G. E. Markle, J. C. Petersen and T. Pinch; Eds. (1995). Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. London, Sage Publications.
  • Latour, B. (2005). Reassembling the social. an introduction to actor-network-theory. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Pestre, D. (2006). Introduction aux Science Studies. Paris, Editions La Découverte.
  • Pickering, E., Ed. (1992). Science as Practice and Culture. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.
  • Restivo, S.; Ed. (2005). Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Sismondo, S. (2004). An introduction to science and technology studies. Malden, Mass., Blackwell Pub., 2004.
  • Vinck, D. (2006). Sciences et société: Sociologie du travail scientifique. Paris, Armand Colin.
  • Weingart, P. (2003). Wissenschaftssoziologie, Bielefeld, transcript.
  • Zammito, J. H. (2004). A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-Positivism in the Study of Science from Quine to Latour. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.

 

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