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The New Political Sociology of Science
Institutions, Networks, and Power
Edited by Scott Frickel and Kelly Moore

Science and Technology in Society, Daniel Kleinman and Jo Handelsman, Series Editors

"An important work that continues a movement within studies of science and technology toward more active engagement with issues of equity and social change."—Edward J. Hackett, Arizona State University

In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding these changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to remake legal and professional boundaries and transform the practice of research. A critical examination of the structures of power and inequality these changes hinge upon, this book explores the implications for human health, democratic society, and the environment.

"A landmark volume in the sociology of science, a collection that signals an important turn in the orientation of the field."–Elisabeth Clemens, University of Chicago

Scott Frickel is assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University. Kelly Moore is associate professor of sociology at University of Cincinnati.

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Frickel's cover is a purple datascape with bolts of energy darting across

December 2005
LC: 2005008260 Q
520 pp.    6 x 9


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