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- DescriptionThe areas of personal gemics and citizen science draw on - and bring together - different cultures of producing and managing kwledge and meaning. They also cross local and global boundaries, are subjects and objects of transformation and mobility of research practices, evaluation and multi-stakeholder groups. Thirdly, they draw on logics of 'convergence': new links between, and new kinds of, stakeholders, spaces, kwledge, practices, challenges and opportunities. This themed collection of essays from nationally and internationally leading scholars and commentators advances and widens current debates in Science and Techlogy Studies and in Science Policy concerning 'converging techlogies' by complementing the customary focus on technical aspirations for convergence with the analysis of the practices and logics of scientific, social and cultural kwledge production that constitute contemporary techscience. In case studies from across the globe, contributors discuss the ways in which science and social order are linked in areas such as direct-to consumer genetic testing and do-it-yourself biotechlogies. Organised into thematic sections, 'Kwing New Biotechlogies' explores: * ways of understanding the dynamics and logics of convergences in emergent biotechlogies * governance and regulatory issues around techscientific convergences * democratic aspects of converging techlogies - lay involvement in scientific research and the co-production of biotechlogy and social and cultural kwledge.
- Author BiographyMatthias Wienroth is Research Fellow at the Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science and Associate Researcher at the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences research centre, Newcastle University. He studies science-society relationships and the opportunities of cross-disciplinary knowledge production for socially responsible technology development. Eugenia Rodrigues is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Trained in sociology at the Universities of Coimbra (Portugal) and York (UK), her research interests lie at the intersection of environmental sociology and STS with a particular interest in contemporary expert-lay relations and their implications for knowledge democratisation.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication05/03/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleGenetics and Society
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note2 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings
- Weight453 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byEugenia Rodrigues,Matthias Wienroth
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