Making sense of science : understanding the social study of science / Steven Yearly.Material type: TextPublication details: London : SAGE, 2005. Description: 1 online resource (xv, 205 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781412933896; 1412933897; 9781446222218; 1446222217; 1280370939; 9781280370939; 9781446240687; 1446240681; 9786610370931; 6610370931Subject(s): Science -- Social aspects | Social sciences | Sciences -- Aspect social | SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects | Science -- Social aspects | Social sciences | WetenschapssociologieGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making sense of science.DDC classification: 306.45 LOC classification: Q175.5 .Y42 2005ebOther classification: 02.11 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 -- Just What Makes Science Special?; Chapter 2 -- Framing Commitments: The Strong Programme and the Empirical Programme of Relativism; Chapter 3 -- Knowledge and Social Interests; Chapter 4 -- Actor-Networks in Science; Chapter 5 -- Gender and Science Studies; Chapter 6 -- Ethnomethodology and the Analysis of Scientific Discourse; Chapter 7 -- Reflection, Explanation and Reflexivity in Science Studies; Chapter 8 -- Experts in Public: Publics' Relationships to Scientific Authority; Chapter 9 -- Figuring out Risks; Chapter 10 -- Science in Law.
Science is at the heart of contemporary society and is therefore central to the social sciences. Yet science studies has often encountered resistance from social scientists. This book attempts to remedy this by giving the most extensive, thorough and best argued account of the field and explaining to social scientists why science matters to them.
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