The New Political Sociology Of Science: Institutions, Networks, And Power

Paperback | August 4, 2015

EditorScott Frickel, Kelly Moore

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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 those 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.

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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 those changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to re...

Scott Frickel is an associate professor of sociology and environmental studies at Brown University. Kelly Moore is an associate professor of sociology at Loyola University-Chicago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments 
 
1. Prospects and Challenges for a New Political Sociology of Science 
Scott Frickel and Kelly Moore
 
Part 1. The Commercialization of Science
2. Contradiction in Convergence: Universities and Industry in the Biotechnology Field
Daniel Lee Kleinman and Steven P. Vallas 
3. Commercial Imbroglios: Propriety Science and the Contemporary University 
Jason Owen-Smith
4. Commercial Restructuring of Collective Resources in Agrofood Systems of Innovation 
Steven Wolf
5. Antiangiogenesis Research and the Dynamics of Scientific Fields: Historical and Institutional Perspectives in the Sociology of Science 
David J. Hess
6. Nanoscience, Green Chemistry, and the Privileged Position of Science 
Edward J. Woodhouse
 
Part 2. Science and Social Movements
7. When Convention Becomes Contentious: Organizing Science Activism in Genetic Toxicology 
Scott Frickel
8. Changing Ecologies: Science and Environmental Politics in Agriculture 
Christopher R. Henke
9. Embodied Health Movements: Responses to a “Scientized” World 
Rachel Morello-Frosch, Steven Zavestoski, Phil Brown, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Sabrina McCormick, and Brian Mayer
10. Strategies for Alternative Science 
Brian Martin
11. Powered by the People: Scientific Authority in Participatory Science 
Kelly Moore
 
Part 3. Science and the Regulatory State
12. Institutionalizing the New Politics of Difference in U.S. Biomedical Research: Thinking across the Science/State/Society Divides 
Steven Epstein
13. Creating Participatory Subjects: Science, Race, and Democracy in a Genomic Age 
Jenny Reardon
14. On Consensus and Voting in Science: From Asilomar to the National Toxicology Program 
David H. Guston
15. Learning to Reflect or Deflect? U.S. Policies and Graduate Programs’ Ethics Training for Life Scientists 
Laurel Smith-Doerr
16. Regulatory Shifts, Pharmaceutical Scripts, and the New Consumption Junction: Configuring High-Risk Women in an Era of Chemoprevention 
Maren Klawiter
 
Contributors
Index

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“This collection continues to profoundly influence STS scholarship, directing our attention to the importance of social movements and structural power relations in the construction of scientific knowledge. Taken as a whole, The New Political Sociology of Science makes a powerful case for re-focusing our research on sites of social, environmental, and economic struggle.”—Rebecca Lave, Indiana University