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The social life of nanotechnology / edited by Barbara Herr Harthorn and John W. Mohr.

Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 p.)
Series:
Routledge studies in science, technology and society ; 18.
Routledge studies in science, technology and society ; 18
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Subjects:
Nanotechnology -- Social aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"This volume shows how nanotechnology takes on a wide range of socio-historically specific meanings in the context of globalization, across multiple localities, institutions and collaborations, through diverse industries, research labs, and government agencies and in a variety of discussions within the public sphere itself. It explores the early origins of nanotechnologies; the social, economic, and political organization of the field; and the cultural and subjective meanings ascribed to nanotechnologies in social settings"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
pt. I. Constructing the field of nanotechnology: the social origins of nanotechnology
pt. II. Controlling the field: the role of public policies, market systems, scientific labor, and globalization in nanotechnology
pt. III. Contesting the field: knowledge, power, and reflexivity in the construction of nanotechnology.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Harthorn, Barbara Herr, 1951-
Mohr, John.
ISBN:
0-203-10647-4
1-136-25811-6
OCLC:
847526741
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203106471 doi