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What is the primary narrative or argument put forward by this artifact?

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 1:32am

In my opinion one can make a strong case that STS (like “sociology of scientific
knowledge” before it) is a project rather than a discipline or a science, and is recognized as such by its practitioners. It is a shared goal, namely, the unpacking and challenging of technocratic authority, that gives coherence to STS, rather than any aspirations to a unified theory, or any agreed bounding or framing of the object of analysis. The field of STS is essentially political, a spectrum of exercises in demystification ranging from the gendering of electric shavers to the transnational governance of nuclear power to claims about the separation of the social and the natural. (49-50)

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