This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 607
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: III
  • Title: Science, Technology and Society
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Description:

    Science�technology relationship: hierarchical, symbiotic and coalescing; Social context of

    production of scientific knowledge: demarcation, autonomy, cognitive authority of science and

    technology, and responses; Methods of science; Science as a social institution and the ethos of

    science; Inequalities in science and technology: rewards and recognitions; Social legitimation:

    interests, meanings and values; Reception of modern science and technology in India; Changing

    context of production of scientific knowledge: from public resource to intellectual property; Science

    and technology policies in India.


    Texts and References:

    1. D. MacKenzie and J. Wajcman (eds.), The Social Shaping of Technology, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill Education /

    Open University, 1999.

    2. N. Stehr and V. Meja (eds.), Society and Knowledge: Contemporary Perspectives in the Sociology of

    Knowledge and Science, Revised 2nd Ed., Transaction Publishers, 2005.

    3. E. J. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J. Wajcman (eds.), The Handbook of Science and

    Technology Studies, The MIT Press, 2008.

    4. T. McGrew, M. Alspector-Kelly and F. Allhoff (eds.), Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology, Wiley-

    Blackwell, 2009.

    5. S. I. Habib and D. Raina (eds.), Social History of Science in Colonial India, Oxford University Press, 2007.

  • Text:

    D. MacKenzie and J. Wajcman (eds.), The Social Shaping of Technology, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill Education /Open University, 1999.^$^ N. Stehr and V. Meja (eds.), Society and Knowledge: Contemporary Perspectives in the Sociology of Knowledge and Science, Revised 2nd Ed., Transaction Publishers, 2005.^$^E. J. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J. Wajcman (eds.), The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, The MIT Press, 2008.^$^T. McGrew, M. Alspector-Kelly and F. Allhoff (eds.), Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.^$^S. I. Habib and D. Raina (eds.), Social Histo