Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power (Hardback)
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Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 27/10/2015
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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 studies-including nuclear power in Austria, Chinese rice biotechnology, Korean stem cell research, the Indonesian Internet, US bioethics, global health, and more-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 contributors' 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.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226276496
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 231 x 152 x 23 mm

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