Dreamscapes of Modernity

Dreamscapes of Modernity

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Dreamscapes of Modernity offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good. The book presents a mix of case studiesa€”including nuclear power in Austria, Chinese rice biotechnology, Korean stem cell research, the Indonesian Internet, US bioethics, global health, and morea€”to illustrate how the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries can lead to more sophisticated understandings of the national and transnational politics of science and technology. A theoretical introduction sets the stage for the contributorsa€™ wide-ranging analyses, and a conclusion gathers and synthesizes their collective findings. The book marks a major theoretical advance for a concept that has been rapidly taken up across the social sciences and promises to become central to scholarship in science and technology studies.Dorothy Nelkin pointed at a similar discrepancy as early as 1995, stressing in a comparison between ICT and biotechnologies that ... pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+ REPORT+A6 a€“2009a€“0013+0+DOC+PDF+V0//EN; for a distribution of votes seeanbsp;...

Title:Dreamscapes of Modernity
Author:Sheila Jasanoff, Sang-Hyun Kim
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2015-09-02


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