STS.350 Social Study of Science and Technology (MIT)
STS.350 Social Study of Science and Technology (MIT) course surveys canonical and recent theories and methods in science studies. We will organize our discussions around the concept of "reproduction," referring variously to: Scientific reproduction (how results are replicated in lab, field, disciplinary contexts) Social reproduction (how social knowledge and relations are regenerated over time) Biological reproduction (how organic substance is managed in the genetic age) Electronic reproduction (how information is reassembled in techniques of transcription, simulation, computation).Examining intersections and disruptions of these genres of reproduction, we seek to map relations among our social, biological, and electronic lives.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Helmreich, Stefan
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- Tags: Social, study, science, technology, interdisciplinary field, social practice, history, philosophy, sociology, scientific institutions, knowledge, anthropology, feminism, critical race theory, post-colonial studies, queer theory, human culture, politics, theories, methods, reproduction, social reproduction, biological reproduction, electronic reproduction,
- Course Publishing Date: Jan 13, 2006