Science is a social practice. It intervenes in nature and politics. It shapes our ways of life and social and political realities. In this book the issue of politics is placed at the core of knowledge production. The objective is to offer tools and resources for critical reflection and analysis of the role of politics and the political in science and technology. The book provides a critical introduction to the field of science and technology studies (STS) and traces how different notions of the political as well as social movements have been central to shaping this interdisciplinary field of study. The book is also an anthology of articles written by leading scholars in the field today. The various articles provide examples of how political engagement is currently discussed and practiced in STS. They explore objects and places such as the Zimbabwean bush pump, fluorine pollution from an aluminium production site in Norway, scallops in the St.Brieuc bay, and the genetics of the Marfan's Syndrome in a hospital laboratory. The book is furthermore a meeting point between influential feminist contributions and important actor-network-studies in STS. It traces implications of these exchanges for the further development of the field.The Politics of Interventions Kristin Asdal, Brita Brenna, Ingunn Moser. regime, the one that Boltanski and Thevenot call the aquot;civic regimeaquot; and that is defined by aquot; general willaquot;. In this regime, worth is defined by the ability of one agent to disentangle oneself from particular and local interests so as to envision only the General good. ... Here again, it seems, ecologists do not manage to establish their justifications for long and cannot claim to represent more than one lobby among many.
|Author||:||Kristin Asdal, Brita Brenna, Ingunn Moser|
|Publisher||:||Oslo Academic Press - 2007|