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Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine


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Studies in the History of Science Technology and Medicine aims to stimulate research in the field, concentrating on the twentieth century. It seeks to contribute to our understanding of science, technology and medicine as they are embedded in society, exploring the links between the subjects on the one hand, and the cultural, economic, political and institutional contexts of their genesis and development on the other. Within this framework, and while not favouring any particular methodological approach, the series welcomes studies which examine relations between science, technology, medicine and society in new ways, e.g. the social construction of technologies, large technical systems.

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Technological Change Methods and Themes in the History of Technology

Technological Change: Methods and Themes in the History of Technology

1st Edition

By Robert Fox
January 01, 1998

In this volume, scholars from these two very different traditions are brought together. Never before has a single volume contained such a distinguished and diverse group of historians of technology....

Interferon The Science and Selling of a Miracle Drug

Interferon: The Science and Selling of a Miracle Drug

1st Edition

By Toine Pieters
September 10, 2012

This innovative study charts the beginnings, history and fate of Interferon - one of modern medicine's most famous and infamous drugs. Interferon is part of the medical profession's armoury against viral infection, cancer and MS. The story of its development and use is one of survival in the face ...

Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology 1920 to the Present

Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology: 1920 to the Present

1st Edition

By Benoît Godin
September 10, 2012

How do we objectively measure scientific activities? What proportion of economic activities should a society devote to research and development? How can public-sector and private-sector research best be directed to achieve social goals? Governments and researchers from industrial countries have ...

Vaccinations and Public Concern in History Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception

Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception

1st Edition

By Andrea Kitta
December 22, 2011

Vaccinations and Public Concern in History explores vernacular beliefs and practices that surround decisions not to vaccinate. Through the use of ethnographic, media, and narrative analyses, this book explores the vernacular explanatory models used in inoculation decision-making. The research on ...

From Molecular Genetics to Genomics The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics

From Molecular Genetics to Genomics: The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics

1st Edition

Edited By Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
November 25, 2011

With the rise of genomics, the life sciences have entered a new era. Maps of genomes have become the icons for a comprehensive knowledge of the organism on a previously unattained level of complexity, and the organisation of genetic knowledge in maps has been a major driving force in the ...

Public Understanding of Science A History of Communicating Scientific Ideas

Public Understanding of Science: A History of Communicating Scientific Ideas

1st Edition

By David Knight
February 04, 2011

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Global Science and National Sovereignty

Global Science and National Sovereignty

1st Edition

Edited By Grégoire Mallard, Catherine Paradeise, Ashveen Peerbaye
January 06, 2011

Global Science and National Sovereignty: Studies in Historical Sociology of Science provides detailed case studies on how sovereignty has been constructed, reaffirmed, and transformed in the twentieth century by the construction of scientific disciplines, knowledge practices, and research ...

The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine Writing Recent Science

The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine: Writing Recent Science

1st Edition

By Ronald E. Doel, Thomas Söderqvist
February 27, 2007

As historians of science increasingly turn to work on recent (post 1945) science, the historiographical and methodological problems associated with the history of contemporary science are debated with growing frequency and urgency. Bringing together authorities on the history, historiography and ...

Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges

Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges

1st Edition

By Annie Canel, Karin Zachmann, Ruth Oldenziel
December 01, 2000

Women engineers have been in the public limelight for decades, yet we have surprisingly little historically grounded understanding of the patterns of employment and education of women in this field. Most studies are either policy papers or limited to statistical analyses. Moreover, the scant ...

Cultures of Control

Cultures of Control

1st Edition

Edited By Miriam R. Levin
May 01, 2000

This collection of essays explores the history of control by looking at a variety of cultural forms, practices, and beliefs. These ideas are examined critically, not only in the light of the possibilities which control technologies seem to offer for resolving human problems, but also the ...

Molecularizing Biology and Medicine New Practices and Alliances, 1920s to 1970s

Molecularizing Biology and Medicine: New Practices and Alliances, 1920s to 1970s

1st Edition

By Soraya de Chadarevian, Harmke Kamminga
March 01, 1998

The contributors present a coherent set of case studies of practices, technologies and strategies aimed at the isolation, investigation, manipulation, production, and uses of molecules including vitamins, hormones, blood products, antibiotics, and vaccines. These case studies examine how processes ...

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