The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies


The next Handbook of Science and Technology Studies is in the planning stages. Rather than a single volume, the 4S has decided to experiment with new formats, expanded content and an open access commitment, in collaboration with MIT Press. We are currently looking for scholars interested in designing this new volume, and becoming part of an editors team. To get involved or for more information, please contact

The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies


Edited by Ulrike Felt, Rayvon Fouché, Clark A. Miller and Laurel Smith-Doerr

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a flourishing interdisciplinary field that examines the transformative power of science and technology to arrange and rearrange contemporary societies. The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field, reviewing current research and major theoretical and methodological approaches in a way that is accessible to both new and established scholars from a range of disciplines. This new edition, sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science, is the fourth in a series of volumes that have defined the field of STS. It features 36 chapters, each written for the fourth edition, that capture the state of the art in a rich and rapidly growing field. One especially notable development is the increasing integration of feminist, gender, and postcolonial studies into the body of STS knowledge.

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The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies


Edited by Edward J. Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael E. Lynch and Judy Wajcman

Preface by Wiebe E. Bijker

A comprehensive and authoritative overview of current research, major theoretical perspectives, and new research directions in the study of science, technology, and society.

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

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This volume represents the social constructivist turn of the field. It is evident that social constructivism made a major impact on the field during the 1970s and 1980s. The diverse papers included here highlight the role of ethnography in STS. In addition, we are exposed to new perspectives of the multicultural and gendered nature of knowledge production. — Science, Technology, and Society

Science, Technology, and Society: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective


Edited by by Ina Spiegel-Rösing, Derek de Solla Price

Fifteen chapters (17 contributors from 9 disciplines and 6 different countries) look at the critical interdisciplinary questions that make up the spectrum of contemporary academic, policymaking, and social concern over scientific and technological development in today and tomorrow‘s world. The contents are: The Study of Science, Technology, and Society (SSTS): Recent Trends and Future Challenges, I. Spiegel-Rosing; Science Policy Studies and the Development of Science Policy, Jean-Jacques Salomon; Criticisms of Science, J. R. Ravetz; Sociology of the Scientific Research Community, M. J. Mulkay; Changing Perspectives in the Social History of Science, Roy MacLeod; Conditions of Technical Development, E. Layton; Economics of Research and Development, C. Freeman; Psychology of Science, R. Fisch; Models for the Development of Science, Gernot Bohme; Scientists, Technologists, and Political Power, Sanford A. Lakoff; Technology and Public Policy, D. Nelkin; Science, Technology, and Military Policy, Harvey M. Sapolsky; Science, Technology, and Foreign Policy, Brigette Schroeder-Gudehus; Science, Technology, and the International System, Eugene B. Skolnikoff; and Science Policy and Developing Countries, Ziauddin Sardar and Dawud G. Rosser-Owen. (MCW)