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- DescriptionSociety provides human, physical and cultural resources for the growth and development of science and techlogy. In turn, developments in science and techlogy influence society. As such, techlogy and society are obviously in a reciprocal relationship, and all social institutions are affected by techlogy. Understanding the influence of techlogy in bringing about social change has assumed greater significance in current sociological research, given the development of techlogical advances such as information techlogy and biotechlogy. In this context, this book provides an understanding of the influence of the adoption of tissue culture, one of the techniques of biotechlogy, on the social organization of production, and of social relations in the production process, including attitudes, kwledge and practices associated with the cultivation of fruit crops, which have been commercially important in the context of increasing demand for fruit. The book deals with one of the most commercially successful biotechlogies, plant tissue culture techlogy (PTC) in horticulture. The sociological study of the social ecomy of crops has recently gained significance in studies concerned with science, techlogy and society (STS) studies. This book is unique in its examination of the nature of the adoption of plant tissue culture techlogy by farmers, and of issues concerning PTC techlogy at the micro-level.
- Author BiographyCh. Krishna Rao holds a PhD from the University of Hyderabad, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS). He previously worked for an NGO, the Centre for World Solidarity, before taking up his current position at CESS. His areas of teaching and research interest cover science, technology and society (STS), natural resource management and the sociology of education (SOE). Dr Rao has presented papers at various national and international seminars and workshops, and has published articles in various reputed journals.
- Author(s)Ch. Krishna Rao
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication01/04/2014
- SubjectAgriculture & Farming
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Weight376 g
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition Statement1st Unabridged
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