Preface: Yet Another Turn; B. Joerges, H. Nowotny. 1. The Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook: A Personal Retrospective; R. Whitley. I: STS and Society. 2. Sciences, Science Studies and their Publics: Speculating on Future Relations; U. Felt. 3. Is That Politics? E. Gomart, M. Hajer. 4.Science and the Postmodern Shift in Contemporary Democracies; Y. Ezrahi. II: STS and The Social Sciences. 5. History of Social Science: Understanding Modernity and Rethinking Social Studies of Science; B. Wittrock. 6. The `Triple Helix' and `New Production of Knowledge' as Socio-Cognitive Fields; T. Shinn. 7. The Conundrum of Consciousness: Changing Landscapes of Knowledge at the Turn of the Millennium; S. Maasen. 8. In a Constitutional Moment: Science and Social Order at the Millennium; S. Jasanoff. III: STS - Emergence of a Field. 9. Growth, Differentiation, Expansion and Change of Identity - The Future of Science; P. Weingart. 10. Institutionalizing Science & Technology Studies in the Academy; S. Hilgartner. 11. Prolepsis: Considerations for Histories of Science After 2000; M. Hagner, H.-J. Rheinberger. 12. Joy in Repetition Makes the Future Disappear: a Critical Assessment of the Present State of STS; M. Guggenheim, H. Nowotny. 13. Reflections on the Millennium, Calendars, and the Gregorian Hegemony; B. Joerges. List of Contributors. Biographical Notes. Author Index.
This volume brings together contributions that resemble spotlights thrown on the past twenty-five years of science and technology studies. It covers a broad range: history of science; science and politics; science and contemporary democracy; science and the public; science and the constitution; science and metaphors; and science and modernity and provides a critical overview of how the field of science and technology studies has emerged and developed.
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