Controversial Science: From Content to Contention

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This book represents emerging alternative perspectives to the “constructivist” orthodoxy that currently dominates the field of science and technology studies. Various contributions from distinguished Americans and Europeans in the field, provide arguments and evidence that it is not enough simply to say that science is “socially situated.” Controversial Science focuses on important political, ethical, and broadly normative considerations that have yet to be given their due, but which point to a more realistic and critical perspective on science policy.
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Thomas Brante is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Steve Fuller is Associate Professor at the Center for Study of Science in Society at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and he is the author of Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents and Social Epistemology.

William Lynch is Doctoral Fellow in the History of Science and Technology Program at Cornell University.

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SUNY Press
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Pages
326
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ISBN
9780791497401
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English
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Social Science / Sociology / General
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