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Science and technology studies or science, technology and society studies STS are the study of how society, politics, and culture affect scientific research and technological innovation , and how these, in turn, affect society , politics and culture. Like most interdisciplinary fields of study, STS emerged from the confluence of a variety of disciplines and disciplinary subfields, all of which had developed an interest—typically, during the s or s—in viewing science and technology as socially embedded enterprises. In the s Elting E. By , STS research centres and academic programs were counted worldwide. During the s and s, leading universities in the US, UK, and Europe began drawing these various components together in new, interdisciplinary programs. For example, in the s, Cornell University developed a new program that united science studies and policy-oriented scholars with historians and philosophers of science and technology.
Science, Technology, and Society pp Cite as. Environmental education and the science—technology—society movement came into being at about the same time and in response to a similar concern: Education must do more to develop an informed citizenry capable of making decisions about current problems, particularly issues involving science and technology. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
Science, Technology, and Society in the Course Catalog. Science, Technology and Society STS is an interdisciplinary field that studies the conditions under which the production, distribution and utilization of scientific knowledge and technological systems occur; the consequences of these activities upon different groups of people. STS builds on the history and philosophy of science and technology, sociology and anthropology, policy studies, and cultural and literary studies; all of which shape the modes of analysis deployed in the field.
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Technology, science and knowledge are important in modern contemporary society. Essential questions include the following: How does science and technology produce new products, new ways of understanding, new ways of living and new institutions? Why is new technology and knowledge so fundamental to us in the ways through which we imagine the future? Technology, knowledge and science are fundamental in modern contemporary society. The understanding of how social, cultural and material elements influence the production of new practices, new ways of understanding and new institutions is vital in our understanding of contemporary postmodern society. Studies of technology and science provides students with insight into how different processes of knowledge are initiated and progressed, and how innovative technological processes are developed, employed and increase in importance. Studies of technology and science gives insight into the understanding and knowledge of technology, science and knowledge from the viewpoint of the humanities and the social sciences.
Science, Technology and Society: Needs, Challenges and Limitations focuses on the role of science and technology in promoting development as well as its limitation in shaping the society. The text outlines the contributions that this field has provided in health, industries, agriculture, transportation, and communication.