Ideas, Machines, and Values: An Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society Studies

Cutcliffe, Stephen H.

Ideas, Machines, and Values is an introductory overview of the emergence of STS as a field of study, as well as a portrait of its current interests and concerns. The book examines the growth of STS from its birth inthe mid-1960's through its development as an interdisciplinary field to its present state. Also addressed are the questions 'Why should we study STS? ' and 'In what direction should STS be headed? ' This work is highly recommended for anyone interested in building a solid foundation for Science, Technology, and Society Studies.

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