Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andrew Webster
    Pages 1-14
  3. Andrew Webster
    Pages 15-32
  4. Andrew Webster
    Pages 60-93
  5. Andrew Webster
    Pages 94-125
  6. Andrew Webster
    Pages 152-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-181

About this book


How can the sociology of science relate to issues of science policy? And how can both attend to new institutional and cultural shifts in the character of science itself? These two questions lie at the heart of this new introduction to the sociology of science and technology. Balancing an analysis of contemporary debates in the field with an exploration of science policy questions the book provides a fresh approach to today's key issues.


Institution research science society sociology sociology of science technology

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Science, Technology and Society
  • Book Subtitle New Directions
  • Authors Andrew Webster
  • Series Title Sociology for a Changing World
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-51064-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-51065-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-21875-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Science and Technology Studies
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