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  • Creator Udo Krautwurst
  • Format Books
  • Publication Toronto, Ontario ; Tonawanda, New York : University of Toronto Press, [2014] ©2014
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xliv, 179 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781442604629, 144260462X, 9781442608139, 1442608137
  • OCLC ocn876425156

Summary

  • "Charting the rise and fall of an experimental biomedical facility at a North American university, Culturing Bioscience offers a fascinating glimpse into scientific culture and the social and political context in which that culture operates. Krautwurst nests the discussion of scientific culture within a series of levels from the lab to the global political economy. In the process he explores a number of topics, including: the social impact of technology; researchers' relationships with sophisticated equipment; what scientists actually do in a laboratory; what role science plays in the contemporary university; and the way bioscience interacts with local, regional, and global governments. The result is a rich case study that illustrates a host of contemporary issues in the social study of science."--

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-167) and index.
  • Issued also in electronic format.

Contents

  • Intralude -- A theoretical and methodological intralude -- Intra-action and doing science : experiments, people, and technology -- Re-visioning scientific practice through the ACCBR -- What can you do in, to, and with a university? -- Science and/as development -- Globalizing bioscience and/as biocapital -- Concluding: Lessons from an open concept lab -- Appendix 1: A parable on changing assumptions, or, How to approximate agential realism -- Appendix 2: Fieldwork in the academy, and the ethics of ethics
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