Science and Technology Studies

Authored by: Sanna Talja

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043529

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Abstract

This entry introduces theories of technology developed within the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies (STS). Theories of technology within STS are conventionally divided into the social shaping of technology (SST) perspective, the social construction of technology (SCOT) perspective, actor-network theory (ANT), and gender and technology studies. The practice theory is emerging as a distinct line of thought and analysis.

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